BisHisCol Webinar – Private origins of the public sector: West German businesses, state enterprise and development planning in India and Nigeria, c. 1954-1985

29/06/2021 16.00 UK

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Presenter: Stefan Tetzlaff (Humboldt University)
Chair: Adam Nix (De Montfort University)

This project investigates the interrelationship between West German businesses, state enterprise and the trajectory of development planning in India and Nigeria in two crucial but different double decades of development, i.e. in the 1950s/1960s and in the 1970s/1980s. Analyzing these very different but lavishly funded West German aid projects will not only allow us to define what was specific about the two double decades of development, but also give us a sense of how a wide range of actors from industrialized and developing countries changed course and came to participate in or profit from projects in the public sector.