The Colonial Office
The Colonial Office (1956) examines the organisation and work of the Office as it stood in the mid-1950s. The role of the Colonial Office had changed following the Second World War, and this book looks at the reasons for the change and its new role. It is an important examination of the administration of colonialism, and the workings of the central power in the governing of colonies.
Part 1. The Secretary of State and His Functions 1. The Office of Secretary of State for the Colonies 2. Britain and the Colonial Territories Part 2. Background of Colonial Office Work 3. The West Indies and their Neighbours 4. West Africa 5. East and Central Africa 6. South-East Asia 7. The Rest of the World Part 3. Colonial Office Organisation 8. The Making of the Modern Colonial Office 9. Ministers and Civil Servants 10. General Organisation and Office Services Part 4. Aspects of Colonial Administration 11. Her Majesty’s Oversea Civil Service 12. Economic Development and Finance 13. Social Development 14. Laws and Constitutions 15. International Relations, Defence and Security 16. Information Services 17. Students and Visitors from Overseas 18. Past, Present and Future