Imagining an Imperial Modernity: Universities and the West African Roots of Colonial Development

@article{Livsey2016ImaginingAI,
  title={Imagining an Imperial Modernity: Universities and the West African Roots of Colonial Development},
  author={Tim Livsey},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={952 - 975}
}
  • Tim Livsey
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
ABSTRACT This article takes the formation and work of the ‘Elliot’ Commission on Higher Education in West Africa (1943–45) to reconsider the roots of British colonial development. Late colonial universities were major development projects, although they have rarely been considered as such. Focusing particularly on the Nigerian experience and the controversy over Yaba Higher College (founded 1934), the article contends that late colonial plans for universities were not produced in Britain and… Expand
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