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Claims: A postcolonial geographical critique of ‘partnership’ in Britain’s development discourse

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This paper uses postcolonial theory to establish a critique of the concept of ‘partnership’ in the British Labour government’s 1997 White Paper on International Development, which is routed through the colonial metaphor of the British Commonwealth ‘family of nations’ to reproduce racialized hierarchies and deny mutuality in the contemporary development of Britain and its former colonies. In the course of this critique, the paper urges British geography to acknowledge its own postcoloniality, which will lead to a mainstreaming of concerns about global justice and provide intellectual resources to reimagine the geographies of postcolonial Britain.

Keywords: Commonwealth; development; geographies of mutuality; partnership; postcolonial

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2006-11-01

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