publication . Article . 2013

International Law, the Civilizing Mission and the Ambivalence of Development in Africa: Conceptual Underpinnings

Forji, Amin George;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Finland
International law, past and present has had to constantly wrestle with striking a balancing act between legality and imperialism. Following the Agrarian and Industrial revolutions, European1 economies increasingly witnessed profound boosts in productivity and net output beginning from the 17th century. By the start of the 19th century when explorations and discoveries were the currency of the day, European powers increasingly saw the acquisition of Africa as crucial to satisfy its economic imperatives namely: reinforcing home industries and instituting a market for finished products. While professing liberal moralism, European encroachment into Africa became sud...
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