By Poppy Cullen
This ebook explores British post-colonial overseas coverage in the direction of Kenya from 1963 to 1980. It unearths the level and nature of endured British executive impact in Kenya after independence. It argues that this used to be now not easily approximately neo-colonialism, and Kenya’s elite had giant enterprise to form the connection. the 1st part addresses how coverage used to be made and the position of excessive Commissions and international relations. It emphasises contingency, with coverage produced via shared pursuits and interplay with major Kenyans. It argues that British policy-makers helped to create after which bolstered Kenya’s neo-patrimonialism. the second one half examines the industrial, army, own and diplomatic networks which successive British governments sustained with self reliant Kenya. a mix of interlinked pursuits inspired British officers to put a excessive worth in this courting, while their international commitments diminished.
This e-book appeals to these drawn to Kenyan background, post-colonial Africa, British overseas coverage, and types of international relations and policy-making.
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