Decolonization / Edition 2

Decolonization / Edition 2

by Raymond Betts, Raymond F. Betts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415318203

ISBN-13: 9780415318204

Pub. Date: 03/26/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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

1. Empire in the Afternoon: the Interwar Years
2. The Sea Change of Empire: the Effects of World War II
3. Instability and Uncertainty: the Postwar Situation
4. Pronouncements, Denunciation and the Search for Ideology: International Public Opinion and Decolonization
5. Countryside and City: the Two Landscapes of Decolonization
6. 'Gotta be This or That': The Problems of Independence
7. Outside In: Colonial Migration
8. Land and Language: Concerns Over the Perceived Continuing European Presence
9. In the Wake of the Past
10. Beyond Empire: Current Issues and Conditions in the Study of Imperialism and Decolonization

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