Middle Eastern Reflections on the Interplay between Intra-Imperial, Trans-Imperial, and Transnational Dimensions of Developmentalism, 1880s-1960s
- Cyrus Schayegh
- Wednesday 18 October 2017
2311 CT Leiden
Although since the 1990s development historians have expanded their field with works that are longer in time, deeper actor-wise, and thematically wider than earlier analyses, most continue to make the tacit assumption that the world of development was composed of Western imperial metropoles and their overseas colonies, and (post-colonially and during the Cold War) of nation-states in the global North and global South. In this lecture, I will use the Middle East – specifically, Ottoman, Yishuvi, and Beiruti cases – to go beyond this assumption, showing how intra-imperial, trans-Imperial, and transnational dimensions of developmentalism interplayed from the 1880s to the 1960s.
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