Decolonization / Edition 2

Decolonization / Edition 2

by Raymond Betts, Raymond F. Betts
     
 

Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. He examines:

  • the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire
  • the expectations and problems created by independence
  • the major demographic

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Overview

Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. He examines:

  • the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire
  • the expectations and problems created by independence
  • the major demographic shifts accompanying the end of the empire
  • the cultural experiences, literary movements, and the search for ideology of the dying empire and the newly independent nations.

With an annotated bibliography and a chronology of political decolonization, Decolonization gives a concise, original and multi-disciplinary introduction to this controversial theme and analyzes what the future holds beyond the empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415318204
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/26/2004
Series:
Making of the Contemporary World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Introduction1
1Empire in the afternoon: the interwar years5
2The sea change of empire: the effects of World War II20
3Instability and uncertainty: the postwar situation30
4Pronouncements, denunciations, and the search for ideology: international public opinion and decolonization38
5Countryside and city: the two landscapes of decolonization52
6"Gotta be this or that": the problems of independence65
7Outside in: colonial migration78
8Land and language: concerns over the perceived continuing European presence88
9In the wake of the past: persistent problems100
10Beyond empire: current issues and conditions in the study of imperialism and decolonization106
Chronology of political decolonization111
Glossary114
Notes117
Annotated bibliography120
Index127

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