ISBN : 9780190637293
In Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism, Onar Ulas Ince combines an analysis of political economy with normative political theory to examine the formative impact of colonial economic relations on the historical development of liberal thought in Britain. Focusing on the centrality of liberal economic principles to Britain's self-image as a peaceful commercial society, Ince investigates some of the key historical moments in which these principles were thrown into question by the processes of forcible expropriation and exploitation that typified the British imperial economy as a whole.
Introduction: Liberalism and Empire in a New Key
1. Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism: Framing an Inquiry
2. In the Beginning, All the World Was America: John Locke's Global Theory of Property
3. Not A Partnership in Pepper, Coffee, Calico, or Tobacco: Edmund Burke and Imperial Commerce
4. Letters from Sydney: Edward G. Wakefield and the Problem of Colonial Labor
Conclusion: Bringing the Economy Back In