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National liberation & independence, post-colonialism

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The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation

The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation

Author: Andrew Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

The slow collapse of the European colonial empires after 1945 provides one of the great turning points of twentieth century history. With the loss of India however, the British under Harold Macmillan attempted to enforce a 'second' colonial occupation - supporting the efforts of Sir Andrew Cohen of the Colonial Office to create a Central African Federation. Drawing on newly released archival material, The Politics and Economics of Decolonization offers a fresh examination of Britain's central African territories in the late colonial period and provides a detailed assessment of how events in Britain, Africa and the UN shaped the process of decolonization. The author situates the Central African Federation - which consisted of modern day Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi - in its wider international context, shedding light on the Federation's complex relationships with South Africa, with US Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy and with the expanding United Nations. The result is an important history of the last days of the British Empire and the beginnings of a more independent African continent.

State Failure in Sub-Saharan Africa The Crisis of Post-Colonial Order

State Failure in Sub-Saharan Africa The Crisis of Post-Colonial Order

Author: Catherine Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

How should failed states in Africa be understood? Catherine Scott here critically engages with the concept of state failure and provides an historical reinterpretation. She shows that, although the concept emerged in the context of the post-Cold War new world order, the phenomenon has been attendant throughout (and even before) the development of the Westphalian state system. Contemporary failed states, however, differ from their historical counterparts in one fundamental respect: they fail within their existing borders and continue to be recognised as something that they are not. This peculiarity derives from international norms instituted in the era of decolonisation, which resulted in the inviolability of state borders and the supposed universality of statehood. Scott argues that contemporary failed states are, in fact, failed post-colonies. Thus understood, state failure is less the failure of existing states and more the failed rooting and institutionalisation of imported and reified models of Western statehood. Drawing on insights from the histories of Uganda and Burundi, from pre-colonial polity formation to the present day, she explores why and how there have been failures to create effective and legitimate national states within the bounds of inherited colonial jurisdictions on much of the African continent.

Memory, migration and (de)colonisation in the Caribbean and beyond

Memory, migration and (de)colonisation in the Caribbean and beyond

Author: Jack Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

In recent years, academics, policy makers and media outlets have increasingly recognised the importance of Caribbean migrations and migrants to the histories and cultures of countries across the Northern Atlantic. Memory, migration and (de)colonisation furthers our understanding of the lives of many of these migrants, and the contexts through which they lived and continue to live. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between Caribbean migrants and processes of decolonisation. The chapters in this book range across disciplines and time periods to present a vibrant understanding of the ever-changing interactions between Caribbean peoples and colonialism as they migrated within and between colonial contexts. At the heart of this book are the voices of Caribbean migrants themselves, whose critical reflections on their experiences of migration and decolonisation are interwoven with the essays of academics and activists.

Empire without End Postcolonialism and the Ancient World

Empire without End Postcolonialism and the Ancient World

Author: Phiroze Vasunia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

History is never static. The interpretation of past events is fluid, informed by particular intellectual, political and cultural contexts. This is as true of the ancient world as of any historical period. Classical material has been appropriated for many different ends; and as Phiroze Vasunia shows, in this major new work, classics needs to grapple with its controversial past. He discusses the various ways in which antiquity has provided ideological support to European imperialism and to the affirmation of a Western elite, cast as the rightful heirs to a 'civilizing' classical legacy: whether the British and Spanish, who portrayed themselves as new Roman conquerors in India and the Americas; or Napoleon's self-fashioning as a second Alexander in Egypt. At the same time the author demonstrates how the antique past has provided fertile ground for those seeking to challenge or subvert colonial rule. Exploring seminal writers like Frantz Fanon, Edward Said and Gayatri Spivak, he advances a new kind of classics in a postcolonial world, showing how deeper dialogue between classical and postcolonial studies can enrich both disciplines.

Empire without End Postcolonialism and the Ancient World

Empire without End Postcolonialism and the Ancient World

Author: Phiroze Vasunia Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

History is never static. The interpretation of past events is fluid, informed by particular intellectual, political and cultural contexts. This is as true of the ancient world as of any historical period. Classical material has been appropriated for many different ends; and as Phiroze Vasunia shows, in this major new work, classics needs to grapple with its controversial past. He discusses the various ways in which antiquity has provided ideological support to European imperialism and to the affirmation of a Western elite, cast as the rightful heirs to a 'civilizing' classical legacy: whether the British and Spanish, who portrayed themselves as new Roman conquerors in India and the Americas; or Napoleon's self-fashioning as a second Alexander in Egypt. At the same time the author demonstrates how the antique past has provided fertile ground for those seeking to challenge or subvert colonial rule. Exploring seminal writers like Frantz Fanon, Edward Said and Gayatri Spivak, he advances a new kind of classics in a postcolonial world, showing how deeper dialogue between classical and postcolonial studies can enrich both disciplines.

The Baltic States and the End of the Soviet Empire

The Baltic States and the End of the Soviet Empire

Author: Kristian Gerner, Stefan Hedlund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

First published in 1993. How is it possible for the three tiny Baltic republics to gain their freedom from the Soviet Union, without a single shot being fired or a single stone thrown at the oppressor? The topic of this book is the implosion of the Soviet empire. It tells the parallel stories of how the three Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania struggled successfully to gain their freedom, and how the policies pursued by Mikhail Gorbachev served to mobilize and politicize Baltic demands. Particular emphasis is placed on unintended consequences that resulted from repeated interventions by Moscow. The authors develop a loose theoretic framework for the examination of this critical struggle. The study starts by developing the analytical tools and then proceeds to outline, as background, the most salient features of Gorbachev's reform programme and of the history of the Baltic States. The core of the analysis is then presented in three chapters, devoted to three consecutive stages in the game. The first shows how strategies on both sides were initially formulated in consensus. In the second it is shown how consensus transformed into pure conflict, and in the third all actors are seeking to escape general collapse. The main conclusion points at the absence of `politics' in the Soviet System as a main cause of its self-destruction.

The End of Empire in the Gulf From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates

The End of Empire in the Gulf From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates

Author: Tancred Bradshaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

With the end of the British Raj in 1947, the Foreign Office replaced the Government of India as the department responsible for the Persian Gulf, and would proceed to manage relations with the Trucial States (now the United Arab Emirates, UAE) until British withdrawal in 1971. This work is a comprehensive history of British policy in the region during that period, situated for the first time in its broad historical and political context. Tancred Bradshaw - an academic historian with extensive experience in the region - sheds light onto the discovery of oil in Abu Dhabi in the 1950s, Foreign Office attempts to instigate a long-term development policy in the region, the slow end of the British Empire, the origins of the UAE and - most importantly - the British legacy in this geopolitically crucial region today. The book relies on 40,000 pages of archival material, much of it previously unused, and will be of interest to Imperial historians, as well as anyone working on the history and politics of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.

Europe and Its Shadows Coloniality after Empire

Europe and Its Shadows Coloniality after Empire

Author: Hamid Dabashi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2019

Europe has long imagined itself as the centre of the universe, although its precise geographical, cultural and social terrains have always been amorphous. Exploring the fear and fascination associated with the continent as an allegory, Hamid Dabashi considers Europe to be a historically formed barricade against the world. Frantz Fanon's assessment that 'Europe is literally the creation of the Third World' is still true today; but in more than one sense for the colonial has always been embedded in the capital, and the capital within the colonial. As the condition of coloniality shifts, so have the dividing lines between coloniser and colonised, and this shift calls for a reappraisal of our understanding of nationalism, xenophobia and sectarianism as the dangerous indices of the emerging worlds. As the far-right populists captivate minds across Europe and Brexit upsets the balance of power in the European Union, this book, from a major scholar of postcolonial thought, is a timely and transformative intervention.

Europe and Its Shadows Coloniality after Empire

Europe and Its Shadows Coloniality after Empire

Author: Hamid Dabashi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Europe has long imagined itself as the centre of the universe, although its precise geographical, cultural and social terrains have always been amorphous. Exploring the fear and fascination associated with the continent as an allegory, Hamid Dabashi considers Europe to be a historically formed barricade against the world. Frantz Fanon's assessment that 'Europe is literally the creation of the Third World' is still true today; but in more than one sense for the colonial has always been embedded in the capital, and the capital within the colonial. As the condition of coloniality shifts, so have the dividing lines between coloniser and colonised, and this shift calls for a reappraisal of our understanding of nationalism, xenophobia and sectarianism as the dangerous indices of the emerging worlds. As the far-right populists captivate minds across Europe and Brexit upsets the balance of power in the European Union, this book, from a major scholar of postcolonial thought, is a timely and transformative intervention.

Shaping Ireland's Independence Nationalist, Unionist, and British Solutions to the Irish Question, 1909-1925

Shaping Ireland's Independence Nationalist, Unionist, and British Solutions to the Irish Question, 1909-1925

Author: M. C. Rast Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

This book explores the political and ideological developments that resulted in the establishment of two separate states on the island of Ireland: the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. It examines how this radical transformation took place, including how British Liberals and Unionists were as influential in the two-state solution as any Irish party. The book analyzes transformative events including the third home rule crisis, partition and the creation of Northern Ireland, and the Irish Free State's establishment through the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The policies and priorities of major figures such as H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, John Redmond, Eamon de Valera, Edward Carson, and James Craig receive prominent attention, as do lesser-known events and organizations like the Irish Convention and Irish Dominion League. The work outlines many possible solutions to Britain's Irish question, and discusses why some settlement ideas were adopted and others discarded. Analyzing public discourse and archival sources, this monograph offers new perspectives on the Irish Revolution, highlighting in particular the tension between public rhetoric and private opinion.

Umbrellas in Bloom Hong Kongs Occupy Movement Uncovered

Umbrellas in Bloom Hong Kongs Occupy Movement Uncovered

Author: Jason Y. Ng Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Entangled Heritages Postcolonial Perspectives on the Uses of the Past in Latin America

Entangled Heritages Postcolonial Perspectives on the Uses of the Past in Latin America

Author: Prof, Dr. Olaf Kaltmeier, Mario Rufer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2019

Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in contemporary uses of the past. The last decades were crucial to the emergence of new debates: subcultures, new identities, hidden voices and multicultural discourse as a kind of new hegemonic platform also involving concepts of heritage and/or memory. Thereby we can observe a proliferation of heritage agents, especially beyond the scope of the nation state. This volume gets beyond a container vision of heritage that seeks to construct a diachronical continuity in a given territory. Instead, authors point out the relational character of heritage focusing on transnational and translocal flows and interchanges of ideas, concepts, and practices, as well as on the creation of contact zones where the meaning of heritage is negotiated and contested. Exploring the relevance of the politics of heritage and the uses of memory in the consolidation of these nation states, as well as in the current disputes over resistances, hidden memories, undermined pasts, or the politics of nostalgia, this book seeks to seize the local/global dimensions around heritage.