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Britain and the end of Empire: a study of colonial governance in Cyprus, Kenya and Nyasaland against the backdrop of the internationalisation of empire and the evolution of a supranational human rights culture and jurisprudence, 1938-1965

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This thesis traces British colonial governance and the workings of the late colonial state from 1938 until the end of empire in the early 1960s in Cyprus, Kenya and Nyasaland. It proposes that colonial governance operated in place and time back and forth across a spectrum, typified by polarities of (i) 'soft' management and regulation of colonial populations in the 1940s, and (ii) 'hard' control exemplified by the use of harsh physical coercion in the 1950s, although both 'soft' and '...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:b7f88699-7476-4a3d-b19e-ddbec50decf8
Local pid:
ora:12517

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