Crises of Accumulation, Coercion and the Colonial State: The Development of the Labor Control System in Kenya, 1919-1929

This paper employs an alternative approach, deriving the specific forms of the state from the intersection of the contradictions of capitalist development in particular historical circumstances with the crucial state role in the formation and maintenance of the relations of production and the process of capital accumulation, for analysing the development of the colonial state, and suggests its value through an analysis of a crucial period of crisis in colonial Kenya. Sections: Introduction: explaining the form of the colonial state – Settler production, state coercion and African labor. Notes, French sum.

Title:Crises of Accumulation, Coercion and the Colonial State: The Development of the Labor Control System in Kenya, 1919-1929
Authors: Berman, Bruce J.
Lonsdale, John M.
Year:1980
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Volume:14
Issue:1
Pages:55-81
Language:English
Geographic terms: Kenya
Great Britain
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/484278
Abstract:This paper employs an alternative approach, deriving the specific forms of the state from the intersection of the contradictions of capitalist development in particular historical circumstances with the crucial state role in the formation and maintenance of the relations of production and the process of capital accumulation, for analysing the development of the colonial state, and suggests its value through an analysis of a crucial period of crisis in colonial Kenya. Sections: Introduction: explaining the form of the colonial state – Settler production, state coercion and African labor. Notes, French sum.