Lecture 22

Lecture 22 - India and South Africa - both come from a...

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India and South Africa - both come from a colonial experience - what sets them apart from others, including mexico, is the rich institutional endowment that they had at the time when they became independent Institutional Endowment: the pratice/experience Compare/Contrast the empires of the Spanish and British - what sets the british colonial experience apart was that it was based on trade and commerce (exploitation of resources) - In the Spanish experience, they also wanted to bring Western civilization to their colonies o The concept on colonialism in Spain led them to intermarry with the locals - The British were separated, for the most part, from the local natives Colonialism - colonialism closely related to the right of conquest - widespread - by 19 th century all European countries had colonies - majority of ppl accepted colonialism as part of the nature of things - after WWII there was a strong reaction against colonialism - India one of first - Issue of liberation o Its own paradox The struggle was good in a way because it helped to forge a
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLI 211 taught by Professor Sabetti during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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