Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
This study seeks to understand the decision-making process of the colonial government of the East Africa Protectorate by articulating the principles of autarky: financial independence, development, and effective occupation. The principles of autarky, which are both goal and process for the colonial government, strove to bring that government to a state of self-sufficiency, or autarky. These principles created their own rhetoric within official correspondence which dominated the decision-making process. By looking at three different periods, Foreign Office control, the transition to Colonial Office responsibility, and the Soldier Settlement Scheme of 1919, the importance of the principles and rhetoric of autarky in debate and decision-making is made clear.
Ferguson, Ian Michael, "The Principles and Rhetoric of Autarky: Debate and Decision-making in Early Colonial Kenya" (2018). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3686.