Race Class and the Politics of Decolonization

Race  Class  and the Politics of Decolonization

This book offers a detailed picture of Jamaica before and after independence.

Author: Colin Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137540782

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book offers a detailed picture of Jamaica before and after independence. A 1961 journal sheds light on the political and social context before independence, while a 1968 journal shows how independence dissolved dissident forces and identifies the origins of Jamaica's current two party politics.
Categories: Social Science

Party Politics and Decolonization

Party Politics and Decolonization

Making a clear distinction between the Conservative party and the machinery of government over which Conservative ministers presided, Dr Murphy examines how the party itself exercised a direct influence over the struggle for power between ...

Author: Philip Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198205058

Category: History

Page: 259

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Making a clear distinction between the Conservative party and the machinery of government over which Conservative ministers presided, Dr Murphy examines how the party itself exercised a direct influence over the struggle for power between competing interest groups within the African colonies.
Categories: History

Politics of Decolonization

Politics of Decolonization

The book is of interest to scholars, students and others interested in decolonization.

Author: Gary Wasserman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521208383

Category: History

Page: 225

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The book is of interest to scholars, students and others interested in decolonization.
Categories: History

Power and Stability in Nigeria

Power and Stability in Nigeria

Author: Henry L. Bretton

Publisher: New York : F.A. Praeger [1962]

ISBN: UCAL:B4450817

Category: Nigeria

Page: 208

View: 618

Categories: Nigeria

Political Theories of Decolonization

Political Theories of Decolonization

Many theorists have pointed out that the colonized subject was a divided subject. This book argues that the postcolonial state was a divided state.

Author: Margaret Kohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199837848

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Political Theories of Decolonization provides an introduction to some of the seminal texts of postcolonial political theory. The difficulty of founding a new regime is an important theme in political theory, and the intellectual history of decolonization provides a rich--albeit overlooked--opportunity to explore it. Many theorists have pointed out that the colonized subject was a divided subject. This book argues that the postcolonial state was a divided state. While postcolonial states were created through the struggle for independence, they drew on both colonial institutions and reinvented pre-colonial traditions. Political Theories of Decolonization illuminates how many of the central themes of political theory such as land, religion, freedom, law, and sovereignty are imaginatively explored by postcolonial thinkers. In doing so, it provides readers access to texts that add to our understanding of contemporary political life and global political dynamics.
Categories: Philosophy

Policing and Decolonisation

Policing and Decolonisation

This book examines the changing roles and experiences of the police forces involved.

Author: David Anderson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719030331

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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This study looks at the problems facing the imperial police forces during the acute political dislocations following decolonization in the British Empire, from Ireland to India and in the Asian and African colonies. This book examines the changing roles and experiences of the police forces involved.
Categories: Political Science

Decolonization and Independence in Kenya

Decolonization and Independence in Kenya

This is a sharply observed assessment of the history of the last half century by a distinguished group of historians of Kenya. At the same time the book is a courageous reflection in the dilemmas of African nationhood.

Author: William Robert Ochieng'

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0821410512

Category: History

Page: 270

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This is a sharply observed assessment of the history of the last half century by a distinguished group of historians of Kenya. At the same time the book is a courageous reflection in the dilemmas of African nationhood. Professor B. A. Ogot says: "The main purpose of the book is to show that decolonization does not only mean the transfer of alien power to sovereign nationhood; it must also entail the liberation of the worlds of spirit and culture, as well as economics and politics. "The book also raises a more fundamental question, that is: How much independence is available to any state, national economy or culture in today's world? It asks how far are Africa's miseries linked to the colonial past and to the process of decolonization? "In particular the book raises the basic question of how far Kenya is avoidably neo-colonial? And what does neo-colonial dependence mean? The book answers these questions by discussing the dynamic between the politics of decolonization, the social history of class formation and the economics of dependence. The book ends with a provocative epilogue discussing the transformation of the post-colonial state from a single-party to a multi-party system."
Categories: History

Politics in Congo

Politics in Congo

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Author: Crawford Young

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400878574

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

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The process of decolonization, the development of the nationalist movement, and the salient aspects of the emerging post-independence policy in the Congo since 1954 are studied. Special emphasis is given to the forces set loose by the Leopoldville explosion. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Political Science

Modern Mauritius

Modern Mauritius

Author: Adele Simmons

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000027863

Category: Decolonization

Page: 242

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Categories: Decolonization

Laboratory of Socialist Development

Laboratory of Socialist Development

"Focusing on the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, this book places the Soviet development of Central Asia, and the Soviet hope for communism's bringing prosperity to a supposedly backward area, in global context"--

Author: Artemy M. Kalinovsky

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501715587

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 782

"Focusing on the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, this book places the Soviet development of Central Asia, and the Soviet hope for communism's bringing prosperity to a supposedly backward area, in global context"--
Categories: Business & Economics

The Decolonization Reader

The Decolonization Reader

These essays about decolonization include complex issues-including metropolitan politics, gender, sexuality, race, culture, nationalism and economy.

Author: James D. Le Sueur

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415231175

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 168

These essays about decolonization include complex issues-including metropolitan politics, gender, sexuality, race, culture, nationalism and economy. Grouped around decolonization's most salient themes, this dynamic spectrum of essays is intended to encourage specialist and non-specialists alike to consider decolonization in Africa and Asia from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective.
Categories: History

Decolonization

Decolonization

This succinct and insightful account of decolonization analyses the tumultuous events that caused the shift from a world of colonial empires to a world of nation-states in the years after World War II.

Author: Dane Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199340491

Category: Decolonization

Page: 128

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Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. This title provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the American Revolution, paying special attention to the Revolution's causes and consequences.
Categories: Decolonization

Liberal Ideals and the Politics of Decolonisation

Liberal Ideals and the Politics of Decolonisation

The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.

Author: H. Kumarasingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000094824

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Liberal Ideals and the Politics of Decolonisation explores the subject of liberalism and its uses and contradictions across the late British Empire, especially in the context of imperial dissolution and subsequent state- building. The book covers multiple regions and issues concerning the British Empire and the Commonwealth, in particular the period ranging from the late-nineteenth century to the late- twentieth century. Original intellectual contributions are offered along with new arguments on critical issues in imperial history that will appeal to a wide range of scholars, including those outside of history. Liberal Ideals and the Politics of Decolonisation exposes commonalities, contradictions and contexts of different types of liberalism that animated the late British Empire and its rulers, radicals, subjects and citizens as they attempted to forge new states from its shadow and understand the impact of imperialism. This book examines the complexities of the idea and quest for self-government in the last stages of the British Empire. It also argues the importance of the political, intellectual and empirical aspects of liberalism to understand the process of decolonisation. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.
Categories: Political Science

Morning Star Rising

Morning Star Rising

This book examines the many intertwining strands of decolonization in Melanesia. Differences in cultural performance and political diversity throughout the region are generating new, fruitful trajectories.

Author: Lecturer Camellia Webb-Gannon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0824887875

Category:

Page: 264

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That Indonesia's ongoing occupation of West Papua continues to be largely ignored by world governments is one of the great moral and political failures of our time. West Papuans have struggled for more than fifty years to find a way through the long night of Indonesian colonization. However, united in their pursuit of merdeka (freedom) in its many forms, what holds West Papuans together is greater than what divides them. Today, the Morning Star glimmers on the horizon, the supreme symbol of merdeka and a cherished sign of hope for the imminent arrival of peace and justice to West Papua. Morning Star Rising: The Politics of Decolonization in West Papua is an ethnographically framed account of the long, bitter fight for freedom that challenges the dominant international narrative that West Papuans' quest for political independence is fractured and futile. Camellia Webb-Gannon's extensive interviews with the decolonization movements' original architects and its more recent champions shed light on complex diasporic and inter-generational politics as well as social and cultural resurgence. In foregrounding West Papuans' perspectives, the author shows that it is the body politic's unflagging determination and hope, rather than military might or influential allies, that form the movement's most unifying and powerful force for independence. This book examines the many intertwining strands of decolonization in Melanesia. Differences in cultural performance and political diversity throughout the region are generating new, fruitful trajectories. Simultaneously, Black and Indigenous solidarity and a shared Melanesian identity have forged a transnational grassroots power-base from which the movement is gaining momentum. Relevant beyond its West Papua focus, this book is essential reading for those interested in Pacific studies, Native and Indigenous studies, development studies, activism, and decolonization.
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Creating Greater Malaysia

Creating  Greater Malaysia

Malaysia came into existence on 9/16/63 as a federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak; in 1965 Singapore withdrew from the federation.

Author: Tai Yong Tan

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812307477

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Malaysia came into existence on 9/16/63 as a federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak; in 1965 Singapore withdrew from the federation. Offers an in-depth and detailed analysis of the political processes that led to formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. It argues that the Malaysia that came into being following the amalgamation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo was a political creation whose only rationale was that it served a convergence of political and economic expediency for the departing colonial power, the Malayan leadership and the ruling party of self-governing Singapore. 'Greater Malaysia' was thus an artificial political entity, the outcome of a concatenation of interests and motives of a number of political actors in London and Southeast Asia from the 1950s to the early 1960s. This led to a number of unresolved compromises between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and did not obviate the possibility of future difficulties, and the seeds of dissension sown by the disagreements between the two governments were to sprout into major crises during Singapore's brief history in the Federation of Malaysia.
Categories: Political Science

Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean

Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean

This book is a comprehensive history of reproductive politics and practice in the twentieth-century Anglophone Caribbean.

Author: Nicole C. Bourbonnais

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107118652

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book is a comprehensive history of reproductive politics and practice in the twentieth-century Anglophone Caribbean.
Categories: History

Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea 1946 1958

Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea  1946 1958

The significance of this highly original book, based on previously unexamined archival records and oral interviews with grassroots activists, extends far beyond its primary subject.

Author: Elizabeth Schmidt

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821417638

Category: History

Page: 310

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Winner of the African Politics Conference Group’s Best Book Award In September 1958, Guinea claimed its independence, rejecting a constitution that would have relegated it to junior partnership in the French Community. In all the French empire, Guinea was the only territory to vote “No.” Orchestrating the “No” vote was the Guinean branch of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (RDA), an alliance of political parties with affiliates in French West and Equatorial Africa and the United Nations trusts of Togo and Cameroon. Although Guinea’s stance vis-à-vis the 1958 constitution has been recognized as unique, until now the historical roots of this phenomenon have not been adequately explained. Clearly written and free of jargon, Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea argues that Guinea’s vote for independence was the culmination of a decade-long struggle between local militants and political leaders for control of the political agenda. Since 1950, when RDA representatives in the French parliament severed their ties to the French Communist Party, conservative elements had dominated the RDA. In Guinea, local cadres had opposed the break. Victimized by the administration and sidelined by their own leaders, they quietly rebuilt the party from the base. Leftist militants, their voices muted throughout most of the decade, gained preeminence in 1958, when trade unionists, students, the party’s women’s and youth wings, and other grassroots actors pushed the Guinean RDA to endorse a “No” vote. Thus, Guinea’s rejection of the proposed constitution in favor of immediate independence was not an isolated aberration. Rather, it was the outcome of years of political mobilization by activists who, despite Cold War repression, ultimately pushed the Guinean RDA to the left. The significance of this highly original book, based on previously unexamined archival records and oral interviews with grassroots activists, extends far beyond its primary subject. In illuminating the Guinean case, Elizabeth Schmidt helps us understand the dynamics of decolonization and its legacy for postindependence nation-building in many parts of the developing world. Examining Guinean history from the bottom up, Schmidt considers local politics within the larger context of the Cold War, making her book suitable for courses in African history and politics, diplomatic history, and Cold War history.
Categories: History

The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa

The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa

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.

Author: Andrew Cohen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786732163

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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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.
Categories: Political Science