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National liberation & independence, post-colonialism

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Kosovo and Diplomacy since World War II Yugoslavia, Albania and the Path to Kosovan Independence

Kosovo and Diplomacy since World War II Yugoslavia, Albania and the Path to Kosovan Independence

Author: Ethem Ceku Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

The Kosovo question posed a great challenge to the international order in the western Balkans for a number of decades prior to the outbreak of war in the 1990s. Yugoslavia, Albania, the USSR, the USA, and Great Britain have all been involved, directly or indirectly, in the question of Kosovo, especially in the period since World War II. In this book, Ethem Ceku studies the Albanian political movement in Kosovo and the efforts that it made to achieve its national programme between 1945 and 1981. He focuses particularly on questions of international diplomacy--looking especially at the roles of Albania and Yugoslavia in the Kosovo question.

Postcolonial Denmark Nation Narration in a Crisis Ridden Europe

Postcolonial Denmark Nation Narration in a Crisis Ridden Europe

Author: Lars Jensen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2020

This book adopts a global approach to analysing Danish nationhood in the current context of a Europe paralysed by crises. Focusing on the global strands which have produced understandings of national selfhood as a consequence of a series of historical and contemporary global encounters, it calls for the production of narratives which better capture how European nations, including Denmark, are shaped by narratives that cannot be understood in (national) isolation, but are contingent on ideas about the nation's globality. In historical terms, this entails examining how colonialism shaped national self-perceptions; in a contemporary context, it requires looking at colonialism's unfinished business. The first chapters revisits colonialism throughout the Danish empire. In the second section, the book revisits Danish (post-1945) attempts to restage global interventions and military intervention since 2000, and considers how migration since 1965 has led to a profound questioning of relationships with the non-European world - and increasingly with Europe itself. Postcolonial Denmark situates Denmark at the centre of a number of current and ever more urgent challenges facing Europe. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, political science and cultural studies with interests in Europe, the Nordic region through a postcolonial, a whiteness and a decolonial inspired approach.

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 (University of Kent, UK) 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 (King's College London, UK) 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.

The rise and fall of apartheid From racial domination to majority rule

The rise and fall of apartheid From racial domination to majority rule

Author: David Welsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

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.

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

The Black Republic African Americans and the Fate of Haiti

The Black Republic African Americans and the Fate of Haiti

Author: Brandon R. Byrd Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

In The Black Republic, Brandon R. Byrd explores the ambivalent attitudes that African American leaders in the post-Civil War era held toward Haiti, the first and only black republic in the Western Hemisphere. Following emancipation, African American leaders of all kinds-politicians, journalists, ministers, writers, educators, artists, and diplomats-identified new and urgent connections with Haiti, a nation long understood as an example of black self-determination. They celebrated not only its diplomatic recognition by the United States but also the renewed relevance of the Haitian Revolution. While a number of African American leaders defended the sovereignty of a black republic whose fate they saw as intertwined with their own, others expressed concern over Haiti's fitness as a model black republic, scrutinizing whether the nation truly reflected the civilized progress of the black race. Influenced by the imperialist rhetoric of their day, many African Americans across the political spectrum espoused a politics of racial uplift, taking responsibility for the improvement of Haitian education, politics, culture, and society. They considered Haiti an uncertain experiment in black self-governance: it might succeed and vindicate the capabilities of African Americans demanding their own right to self-determination or it might fail and condemn the black diasporic population to second-class status for the foreseeable future. When the United States military occupied Haiti in 1915, it created a crisis for W. E. B. Du Bois and other black activists and intellectuals who had long grappled with the meaning of Haitian independence. The resulting demand for and idea of a liberated Haiti became a cornerstone of the anticapitalist, anticolonial, and antiracist radical black internationalism that flourished between World War I and World War II. Spanning the Reconstruction, post-Reconstruction, and Jim Crow eras, The Black Republic recovers a crucial and overlooked chapter of African American internationalism and political thought.

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.

Palace, Political Party and Power A Story of the Socio-Political Development of Malay Kingship

Palace, Political Party and Power A Story of the Socio-Political Development of Malay Kingship

Author: Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

After independence in 1957, the Malay monarchy was compelled to embrace Westminster-style constitutional monarchy, under which the role of the monarch is symbolic and affairs of the nation are run by Parliament and the executive branch. Palace, Political Party and Power: A Story of the Socio-Political Development of Malay Kingship, traces the history of the Malay rulers from the late colonial period to the first decade of the 21st century, considering the implications of the decline of the Malay rulers under colonial rule, the role of the Japanese Occupation of Malaya in defining postwar Malay identity. A key element of that identity was the relation between the Malays and their Rulers, and UMNO - the United Malays National Organisation - positioned itself the official voice of the Malays and the Rulers. The postwar settlement underwent a significant change after the shocking outcome of the March 2008 General Election weakened UMNO's hold on power. Subsequently, the Malay Rulers have reinvented themselves as active players in the affairs of the nation and have recovered some of their traditional rights. This book describes socio-political developments since the departure of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad have that worked in favor of a royal resurgence, and shows how the rulers have become a power to be reckoned with.