Unanticipated consequences of “humanitarian intervention”: The British campaign to abolish the slave trade, 1807–1900

@article{Linden2010UnanticipatedCO,
  title={Unanticipated consequences of “humanitarian intervention”: The British campaign to abolish the slave trade, 1807–1900},
  author={M. Linden},
  journal={Theory and Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={281-298}
}
  • M. Linden
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Theory and Society
Building on Robert Merton’s theory of unanticipated consequences of purposive action and Charles Tilly’s theory of error correction, the present article presents a stylized narrative about the British campaign to abolish the trading in African slaves, from its beginning in 1807 until the end of the nineteenth century. In the end, this campaign was largely successful, though it required error corrections that had extremely far-reaching consequences. The colonization of Africa was, to a certain… Expand
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