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Author Stockwell, S. E., author.

Title The British end of the British empire / Sarah Stockwell
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title page; Imprints page; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations and Note on the Text; Introduction; 1 The Imperial Roles of British Institutions; The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Colonial Administrative Service; The Bank of England; The Mint; Sandhurst; Conclusion; 2 Technical Assistance and State-building at the End of Empire; Decolonization and State-building; Britain and Postcolonial Africa: The Rise of Technical Assistance; Conclusion
3 Teaching What 'the Natives Need to Know': The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Training for Overseas Public AdministrationThe Devonshire Colonial Administrative Service Courses; Catering to the 'Janus­faced' Imperial State: 1953-1962; Feeling the Effects of the 'Wind of Change': The 1960s; From the Devonshire Courses to Development Studies: The Long Working Out of the Administrative Service Courses at the Universities in the 1970s; Conclusion; 4 'Education and Propaganda': The Bank of England and the Development of Central Banking in African States at the End of Empire
'Potty Little Affairs': The Development of Central Banks in the Colonial Empire/CommonwealthStaffing the New Banks; The Bank of England and Training: The Commonwealth Central Banking Course; Conclusion; 5 Making Money: The Royal Mint and British Decolonization; Capturing New Commonwealth Trade; 'Novel Efforts and Competitive Strokes'; Design and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization; The 1970s and Beyond; Conclusion; 6 'Losing an Empire and Winning Friends': Sandhurst and British Decolonization; The Post­War Academy
'Over­Loaded with Non­British Cadets': The Competition for Places at Sandhurst in the 1950s'Blown Together by the Wind of Change': Overseas Cadets at Sandhurst in the 1950s and Early 1960s; 'Changed Out of All Recognition': Sandhurst in a 'Post­Imperial' Age; An Instrument of Soft Power: Overseas Students at Sandhurst from the 1960s; Conclusion; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary How did decolonization impact on Britain itself? And how did Britain manage its transition from colonial power to postcolonial nation? Sarah Stockwell explores this question principally via the history of the overseas engagements of key institutions that had acquired roles within Britain's imperial system: the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Bank of England, the Royal Mint, and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Using a huge range of fresh archival sources, the author shows how these institutions fashioned new roles at the end of empire, reconfiguring their activities for a postcolonial world and deploying their expertise to deliver technical assistance essential for the development of institutions in new Commonwealth states. This study not only pioneers an entirely new approach to the history of the British end of the British empire, but also provides an equally novel cross-sectoral analysis of institution-building during decolonization and highlights the colonial roots of British postcolonial aid
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 5, 2018)
Subject Institution building -- Great Britain -- History
Postcolonialism -- Great Britain -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
British colonies
Colonial influence
Institution building
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
Great Britain -- Colonial influence -- History
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781107707382