Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa

Future Imperfect?
Author: Andrew W.M. Smith,Chris Jeppesen
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1911307738
Category: History
Page: 254
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Looking at decolonization in the conditional tense, this volume teases out the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of ‘late colonial shift’ after 1945. Rather than view decolonization as an inevitable process, the contributors together explore the crucial historical moments in which change was negotiated, compromises were made, and debates were staged. Three core themes guide the analysis: development, contingency and entanglement. The chapters consider the ways in which decolonization was governed and moderated by concerns about development and profit. A complementary focus on contingency allows deeper consideration of how colonial powers planned for ‘colonial futures’, and how divergent voices greeted the end of empire. Thinking about entanglements likewise stresses both the connections that existed between the British and French empires in Africa, and those that endured beyond the formal transfer of power. Praise for Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa '…this ambitious volume represents a significant step forward for the field. As is often the case with rich and stimulating work, the volume gestures towards more themes than I have space to properly address in this review. These include shifting terrains of temporality, spatial Scales, and state sovereignty, which together raise important questions about the relationship between decolonization and globalization. By bringing all of these crucial issues into the same frame,Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa is sure to inspire new thought-provoking research.' - H-France vol. 17, issue 205

Decolonization in Britain and France

The Domestic Consequences of International Relations
Author: Miles Kahler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400855586
Category: History
Page: 442
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Professor Kahler focuses on organizations below the state, investigating party competition and sensitivity to political change produced by the characteristics of commercial firms. In addition, he explores transmission of external shocks to the domestic polity by the state itself and the domestic politics of settler societies under external threat Originally published in 1984. 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.

Decolonization and African Society

The Labor Question in French and British Africa
Author: Frederick Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566001
Category: History
Page: 677
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Large-scale comparative study of African labor and colonial policy.

Ends of British Imperialism

The Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization
Author: William Roger Louis
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845113476
Category: History
Page: 1065
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Tells the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering. This book traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa through the Mandates system of 'sacred trust', the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia and finally to the the unstoppable mid-20th century rush to independence.

European Decolonization


Author: Martin Thomas
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780754625681
Category: History
Page: 547
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This collection brings together twenty-one key articles that explore the nature and impact of colonial withdrawal. Ranging across all the European colonial powers, the articles discuss various aspects of decolonization, including the role of political violence, changing popular attitudes to empire and the inter-actions between colonial conflict and Cold War.

The Decolonization Of Africa


Author: Professor David Birmingham,David Birmingham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135363676
Category: History
Page: 117
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This bold, popularizing synthesis presents a readily accessible introduction to one of the major themes of the twentieth-century world history. Between 1922, when self-government was restored to Egypt, and 1994, when non-racial democracy was achieved in South Africa, no less than 54 new nations were established in Africa. Written within the parameters of African history, as opposed to imperial history, this study charts the process of nationalism, liberation and independence that recast the political map of Africa in these years. Ranging from Algeria in the North, where a French colonial government used armed force to combat the Algerian aspirations of home rule, to the final overthrow of aparthied in the South, this is an authoritative survey that will be welcomed by all students tackling this complex and challenging topic.

Black Africa, 1945-1980

Economic Decolonization and Arrested Development
Author: D. K. Fieldhouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415593611
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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In what ways did economic considerations affect the decision by Britain and France to make their Black African colonies independent? Why were early expectations that independence would lead to rapid and sustained economic development in Africa for the most part disappointed? This title, originally published in 1986, seeks to tackle these two important and strongly debated issues. The main aim and value of the book is to take a broad view of this huge subject, pulling together material on most parts of Black Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Limpopo so that the problem can be seen as a whole. It takes account of a wide range of possible and actual factors which have influenced African economic development, weaving them into a single analysis, including the colonial inheritance, the impact of the fluctuating international economy, policies adopted by African governments and indigenous factors such as climate, drought and human resources. The book is written to be understood without difficulty by non-specialists and is intended to act as an introduction to its subject for university students.

Scars of Partition

Postcolonial Legacies in French and British Borderlands
Author: William F. S. Miles
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080326772X
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial boundaries superimposed by Britain and France that continue to divide indigenous peoples into separate postcolonial states. In so doing, it uniquely illustrates how the distinctive stamps of France and Britain continue to mark daily life along and behind these inherited borders in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Caribbean. Scars of Partition draws on political science, anthropology, history, and geography to examine six cases of indigenous, indentured, and enslaved peoples partitioned by colonialism in West Africa, West Indies, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, South India, and the Indian Ocean. William F. S. Miles demonstrates that sovereign nations throughout the developing world, despite basic differences in culture, geography, and politics, still bear the underlying imprint of their colonial pasts. Disentangling and appreciating these embedded colonial legacies is critical to achieving full decolonization—particularly in their borderlands.

Justifying War

Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age
Author: D. Welch,J. Fox
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230393292
Category: Political Science
Page: 397
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A new assessment of the debates about Just War in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the imperial wars of the nineteenth century through the age of total war, the evolution of human rights discourse and international law, to proportionality during the Cold War and the redefinition of authority with the ascendancy of terror groups.

Weder arm noch ohnmächtig

Eine Streitschrift gegen schwarze Eliten und weisse Helfer
Author: Axelle Kabou
Publisher: Lenos Verlag
ISBN: 3857879211
Category: Political Science
Page: 260
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In ihrer provozierenden Analyse rechnet die Kamerunerin Axelle Kabou mit den afrikanischen Eliten ab - und mit einer Haltung, die mehr als vierzig Jahre nach der Unabhängigkeit immer noch alle Schuld am Elend Afrikas der Sklaverei und dem Kolonialismus zuweist. Ihre brisante Hauptthese: "Afrika will sich nicht entwickeln." Mit Blick auf Asien, das es geschafft habe, aus der Abhängigkeit vom Westen herauszukommen, meint die Autorin, es sei höchste Zeit, dass Afrika sich für seine Geschichte selbst verantwortlich fühle und sein Schicksal in die eigenen Hände nehme. Afrika sei nämlich "weder arm noch ohnmächtig".

The European Union and Africa

The Restructuring of North-South Relations:
Author: William Brown
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646607
Category: Political Science
Page: 249
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This is a study of the Lome convention - the principles upon which all relations between the states of the European Union and ACP countries are based. It charts the changing focus, shifting concerns and broader changes at the global level in international relations.

Die Verdammten dieser Erde


Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518371688
Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
Page: 266
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History


Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667544
Category: History
Page: 560
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

Breaking the Conflict Trap

Civil War and Development Policy
Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821386417
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. Conversely, development can impede civil war. When development succeeds, countries become safer when development fails, they experience a greater risk of being caught in a conflict trap. Ultimately, civil war is a failure of development. 'Breaking the Conflict Trap' identifies the dire consequences that civil war has on the development process and offers three main findings. First, civil war has adverse ripple effects that are often not taken into account by those who determine whether wars start or end. Second, some countries are more likely than others to experience civil war conflict and thus, the risks of civil war differ considerably according to a country's characteristics including its economic stability. Finally, Breaking the Conflict Trap explores viable international measures that can be taken to reduce the global incidence of civil war and proposes a practical agenda for action. This book should serve as a wake up call to anyone in the international community who still thinks that development and conflict are distinct issues.

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture


Author: G. Barton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113731592X
Category: History
Page: 263
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Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world. This book traces the broad outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power.

The 1964 Army Mutinies and the Making of Modern East Africa


Author: Timothy Parsons
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780325070681
Category: History
Page: 231
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Exploration of 1964 East African army mutinies that analyzes institutional violence, aggression, and military unrest in former colonial societies.

Decolonisation

The British Experience since 1945
Author: Nicholas White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317887891
Category: History
Page: 168
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Concise and accessible, this guide provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. Dr White syntheses recent historical debate by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives: the shifting emphases of British imperial policy; the rise of populist, colonial nationalism, and the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also positions the British experience within the context of European decolonisation and contains many documents which have only recently become available. Introducing the reader to the key debates it the ideal introductory text on the subject.