Ending Empire: Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition / Edition 1

Ending Empire: Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition / Edition 1

by Hendrik Spruyt
     
 

At the dawn of the twentieth century, imperial powers controlled most of the globe. Within a few decades after World War II, many of the great empires had dissolved, and more recently, multinational polities have similarly disbanded. This process of...See more details below

Overview

At the dawn of the twentieth century, imperial powers controlled most of the globe. Within a few decades after World War II, many of the great empires had dissolved, and more recently, multinational polities have similarly disbanded. This process of...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489723
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Series:
Cornell Studies in Political Economy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : contested territories and empire1
1Institutional frameworks and territorial policy11
2The changing fortunes of empire39
3The hexagon or the empire : France and the Algerian quagmire88
4Whitehall tacks to the wind of change117
5Ranking with Denmark : the Dutch fear of imperial retreat146
6The first maritime empire and the last : Portugal in Africa176
7Russia retreats from the union204
8The fourth republic in Jerusalem234
Conclusion : contesting sovereignty in a global system264

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