Colonial Dynamics and Napoleonic policies in Italy: an European perspective

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Abstract

The Napoleonic occupation of Italy (1800 -1815) can be read as an early exercise in development policies. French administrators, imbued with a sense of civilizing mission (mission civilisatrice) employed vast amounts of energy to enact programs meant to encourage the Italians to become better organized, less corrupt – as the French saw it – and more efficient. The question was, and is: how are the concepts development/underdevelopment generated? An examination of the relationship between French administrators and their Italian administrés in the early 1800’s will contribute to current discussions by opening a window into the history of the discourse of development.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jun 18 2015
EventContemporary issues in development policies in Africa - Accra, Ghana
Duration: Jun 18 2015Jun 18 2015

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OtherContemporary issues in development policies in Africa
Period06/18/1506/18/15

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