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Party Politics and Decolonization: The Conservative Party and British Colonial Policy in Tropical Africa 1951-1964

Philip Murphy


This book explores the relationship between Conservative Party politics and British colonial policy in tropical Africa during the unbroken period of Conservative government from 1951 to 1964. Based particularly on recently released documentary evidence, much of it never before published, this book traces the development of Conservative attitudes towards Britain's role as a colonial power and describes reactions within the party to the rapid British withdrawal from Africa following the 1959 General Election. Making a clear distinction between the Conservative Party and the machinery of governme ... More

Keywords: Conservative Party, colonial policy, Africa, colonial power, interest groups, businessmen, decolonization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205050
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205050.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Murphy, author
Keele University