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A necessary dialogue

The substantive and methodological contributions of professional historians to development policy debates was marginal, whether because of the dominance of economists or the inability of historians to contribute. There are broadly three ways in which history matters for development policy. These include insistence on the methodological principles of respect for context, process and difference; history is a resource of critical and reflective self-awareness about the nature of the discipline of development itself; and history brings a particular kind of perspective to development problems . After establishing the key issues, this book explores the broad theme of the institutional origins of economic development, focusing on the cases of nineteenth-century India and Africa. It demonstrates that scholarship on the origins of industrialisation in England in the late eighteenth century suggests a gestation reaching back to a period during which a series of social institutional innovations were pioneered and extended to most citizens of England. The book examines a paradox in China where an emphasis on human welfare characterized the rule of the eighteenth-century Qing dynasty, and has been demonstrated in modern-day China's emphasis on health and education. It provides a discussion on the history of the relationship between ideology and policy in public health, sanitation in India's modern history and the poor health of Native Americans. The book unpacks the origins of public education, with a focus on the emergency of mass literacy in Victorian England and excavates the processes by which colonial education was indigenized throughout South-East Asia.

The case of colonial India and Africa
C. A. Bayly

a deeper historical context. The new approach that engages with the moral and intellectual, as well as the purely economic origins of development seems most appropriate even for a colonial situation such as nineteenth-century India, which provides much of the material here. Capacities and capabilities often develop only in the very long term, and they can do so even in most unpropitious circumstances. Second, recent discussions of the conditions for equitable economic development have benefited from the work of economic historians, authorities such as Douglas

in History, historians and development policy
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Sarah Roddy

Victorian Empire: Ireland, India and the Politics of Alfred Webb (Basingstoke, 2009); Patrick O’Leary, Servants of the Empire: The Irish in Punjab, 1881–1921 (Manchester, 2011); Barry Crosbie, Irish Imperial Networks: Migration, Social Communication and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century India (Cambridge, 2012); David Dickson, Justyna Pyz and Christopher Shepard (eds), Irish Classrooms and British Empire: Imperial Contexts in the Origins of Modern Education (Dublin, 2012). 46 MacDonagh, ‘Clergy and emigration’, p. 287. 47 Adams, Ireland and Irish Emigration, p. 65. 19

in Population, providence and empire
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

Press , 1988 ); Johannes Fabian , Language and Colonial Power: The Appropriation of Swahili in the Former Belgian Congo ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1986 ); Rabasa, Writing Violence on the Northern Frontier ; David Arnold , Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 1993

in Subjects of modernity
Disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914
Angharad Fletcher

: Stanford University Press, 1996); M.  J. Echenberg, Plague Ports:  The Global Urban Impact of Bubonic Plague (New  York:  New  York University Press, 2007), p. xi; G. Xu, American Doctors in Canton: Modernization in China 1835–1935 (New Brunswick, NJ:  Transaction Publishers, 2011); D.  Arnold, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993). 14 M. Harrison, Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012), p.  174; D.  H. Crawford, Deadly Companions:  How

in Colonial caring
The cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India
Niels Brimnes

Resistance in Early Colonial South India’, Medical History , 48:2 (2004), pp. 199–228. 4 Quoted in Wujastyk, ‘A Pious Fraud’, p. 151. See also D. Arnold, Colonizing the Body. State Medicine and Epidemic disease in Nineteenth-Century India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), p. 136

in The politics of vaccination
The case of the Netherlands
Stuart Blume

). 2 H. van Zon, Tachtig Jaar RIVM (Bilthoven: Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieuhygiëne, 1990), pp. 85–96. 3 See for example D. Arnold, Colonizing the Body. State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth Century India (Berkeley and Los Angeles: California University Press

in The politics of vaccination
Anna Greenwood

, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India , Berkeley, University of California Press, 1993 79 ZNA AB/2/259 Letter from Dr Leslie Webb to Honorary Chief Secretary, 7 July 1934

in Beyond the state
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Looking beyond the state
Anna Greenwood

and Sangam Books, 2006 31 David Arnold, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth Century India , Berkeley, University of California Press, 1993 32 David Hardiman and Projit Mukharji (eds

in Beyond the state
Sunil S. Amrith

responsibility for health and welfare, even if at times it may wish to do so. References Amrith, Sunil S. (2006). Decolonizing International Health: India and Southeast Asia, c. 1930–65, Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave MacMillan Amrith, Sunil S. (2007). ‘The political culture of health in India: a historical perspective’, Economic and Political Weekly, January Arnold, David (1993). Colonizing the Body State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press Ban, Radu, Monica Das Gupta and Vijayendra Rao (2010

in History, historians and development policy