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dc.contributor.authorWILLIAMS, DGen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-31T09:11:11Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-29en_US
dc.identifier.issn1755-1722en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/8062
dc.description.abstractIn the context of debates about liberalism and colonialism, the arguments of Adam Smith have been taken as illustrative of an important line of anti-colonial liberal thought. The reading of Smith presented here challenges this interpretation. It argues that Smith’s opposition to colonial rule derived largely from its impact on the metropole, rather than on its impact on the conquered and colonised; that Smith recognised colonialism had brought ‘improvement’ in conquered territories and that Smith struggled to balance recognition of moral diversity with a universal moral framework and a commitment to a particular interpretation of progress through history. These arguments have a wider significance as they point towards some of the issues at stake in liberal anti-colonial arguments more generally.en_US
dc.format.extent283 - 301en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications (UK and US)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of International Political Theoryen_US
dc.titleAdam Smith and Colonialismen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1755088214539412en_US
pubs.issue3en_US
pubs.notes24 monthsen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law/Politics and International Relations - Staff
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pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/REF/REF - UoA 19
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume10en_US


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