Effects Of Post Colonialism

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The Middle East has a wide history of external intervention in its social, political, and economic affairs. Of these, the most damaging effects are not those that were made at the time of physical intervention, but rather the legacies of political and economic instability, as well as a struggle identity in the wake of colonization. The foreign penetration of the Middle East and North Africa was done by variety of Western actors in their search for economic gain and strategic influence over the region. Because these outside actors were too preoccupied with internal competition amongst other Wester nations, as well as with keeping their exploitative agendas in mind, they rarely bothered to establish responsible local government, social, or…show more content…
Even countries which have experienced economic booms in this time farm (such as Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) have their governmental roots Thus, Post-Development theories are centered around the theory of Postcolonialism and understanding its effects spanning from the dismemberment of colonial settlements, the imperialism that followed, and the effects of the aforementioned on the modern day Middle East. For clarification, a brief definition of post-colonialism is as follows: a study of the effects of colonialism on cultures and societies concerning how European nations conquered, controlled, and exploited the so-called "Third World" cultures, as well as the ways in which these groups have since responded to and resisted those interventions…show more content…
It is political infrastructure that sets the foundation for the incorporation of countries into the globalized economy, and when the methods of incorporation benefit the ruling class, which were established and have been maintained through the legacy of colonialism, rather than the governed populace; there will inevitably be stagnant development in both the governmental and economic spheres. Therefore, in terms of the politics of development in the middle east, whether or not a country had colonial intervention (and the extent to which the intervention occurred) explains the political structures currently in place. Subsequently, post-development theories then serve to explain the establishment of development as a social construction based on the ideals and influences of the foreign actors that extorted influence over the region. Scholars in post-development theory argue that development is intrinsically flawed in that it reflects Western hegemony; as it is guided by Western interests and emphasize the fact that development is se to to a western standard for the rest of the world to (unfeasibly) emulate. In the words of Maiava, ‘Development as we know it is interventionism,’ and it is difficult to imagine development without intervention: no

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