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Britain and the politics of modernization in the Middle East, 1945-1958

Author: Paul W T Kingston
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002. ©1996
Series: Cambridge Middle East studies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In an historically informed critique of development assistance, this book examines Britain's foreign aid programme in the Middle East in the 1940s and 1950s and raises important questions about the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W T Kingston
ISBN: 0521894395 9780521894395
OCLC Number: 1028797660
Notes: Originally published: 1996.
Description: xi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Britain, peasants, and pashas: debating approaches to modernization in the powstar Middle East --
2. Imperial dreams and delusions: the economics of promoting Middle East modernization --
3. The British East Office and the abandonment of imperial approaches to modernization --
4. The British Middle East Office and the politics of modernization in Iran, 1945 to 1951 --
5. The British Middle East Office and the politics of modernization in Iraq, 1945 to 1958 --
6. The British Middle East Office and the politics of modernization in Jordan, 1951 to 1958 --
Conclusion: 'hastening slowly'.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East studies, 4.
Responsibility: Paul W.T. Kingston.

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' ... a lively and thoughtful account of British 'development' efforts in various Middle Eastern countries during the years immediately following World War II ... Kingston has written a succinct and Read more...

 
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