Development as a Societal Problem in a Colonial Setting

  • W. W. Rostow


This essay focuses on the writings of three pre-1945 analysts of development — Vera Anstey, R. H. Tawney, and Joyce Cary. In so doing, it presents variations on the theme of colonialism and development plus further reflections on two observations made rather tersely in my Theorists of Economic Growth Since David Hume.1


Land Tenure Societal Problem Colonial Power British Rule Chinese Agriculture 
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  1. 1.
    W. W. Rostow, Theorists of Economic Growth Since David Hume with a Perspective on the Next Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990).Google Scholar
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    Gerald M. Meier and Dudley Seers, Pioneers in Development (New York: Oxford University Press for the World Bank, 1984).Google Scholar
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    R. H. Tawney, Land and Labour in China (London: Allen & Unwin, 1932).Google Scholar
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    E. M Forster, Passage to India (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1924), pp. 10–13.Google Scholar

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© Gerald M. Meier 1994

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