The British End of the British Empire -

The British End of the British Empire

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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.

Product code: 9781107070318

ISBN 9781107070318
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW158xS23
No. Of Pages 348
Publisher Cambridge University Press
How did decolonization impact on Britain? And how did Britain manage its transition from colonial power to postcolonial nation? These questions are explored in an account of the ways in which domestic institutions reconfigured their activities for a postcolonial world, and continued to assert influence after the end of empire.