British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

Scrutinising the Official Mind
Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135284342
Category: History
Page: 352
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This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism.

Die britischen Kolonien Kenia, Nord- und Südrhodesien in der Entkolonialisierung 1945-1965

politische Strukturen von Siedlergesellschaften in der Krise
Author: Thomas Kiefer
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643119836
Category: British
Page: 416
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Abschied vom Empire

Die innere Dekolonisation Grossbritanniens 1945-1985
Author: Gerhard Altmann
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
ISBN: 3835320718
Category: History
Page: 451
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Das Britische Empire umfaßte im Zenit seiner Macht etwa ein Viertel der Erdoberfläche. Die Britische Navy durchpflügte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts die Ozeane, als handele es sich bei ihnen um Binnenseen des Vereinigten Königreiches. Im Schatten der Pax Britannica verdichteten sich Kommunikationsstrukturen, die man heute mit dem Begriff Globalisierung charakterisiert. Kurzum: Das britische Weltreich hat untilgbare Spuren hinterlassen. Dennoch vollzog sich der Prozeß der Dekolonisation nach 1945 aus britischer Perspektive nicht nur vergleichsweise schnell, sondern auch erstaunlich geräuschlos. Die in jüngster Zeit von inner- wie außerwissenschaftlichen Impulsen neu angeregte Empire-Forschung hat jedoch Zweifel an der Version eines "disimperialism" ohne Trauma oder Tränen angemeldet. Allerdings fehlten bislang empirisch fundierte Untersuchungen zur inneren Dekolonisation Großbritanniens. Vor allem die veröffentlichte Meinung wurde von der Forschung weitgehend außer acht gelassen. Die Studie "Abschied vom Empire" schließt diese Lücke. Anhand der Berichterstattung in den britischen Printmedien wird die diskursive Begleitung der Dekolonisation in den vier Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg rekonstruiert. Analysen politischer Debatten und bürokratischer Planungen runden die Darstellung ab. Zur Sprache kommen dabei neben zentralen Etappen der Dekolonisation wie dem Rückzug aus Indien, Palästina oder Rhodesien auch übergreifende ökonomische und sicherheitspolitische Strukturen, die den Abschied vom Empire im Kontext der britischen Nachkriegsgeschichte verorten.

Zwischen Dschungelkrieg und Atombombe

britische Visionen vom Krieg der Zukunft 1945-1971
Author: Dierk Walter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 538
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Copper Empire

Mining and the Colonial State in Northern Rhodesia, C.1930-64
Author: Lawrence J. Butler
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230555266
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 426
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This is a study of the evolving relationship between the British colonial state and the copper mining industry in Northern Rhodesia, from the early stages of development to decolonization, encompassing depression, wartime mobilization and fundamental changes in the nature and context of colonial rule. It explores the vital importance of Northern Rhodesian copper to British economic and strategic interests, and to Britain's ambitious post-war plans to integrate its Central African territories. Among the key themes addressed are contemporary debates on the ownership of mineral resources and on the colonial state's responsibility to promote and control mining development and the wealth it generated.

The Lion's Share

A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-2004
Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582772526
Category: History
Page: 445
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This leading general history of British imperialism, from its Victorian heyday to present times, has been thoroughly revised and updated. As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy. A refreshing look at one of the central aspects of British history.

The Politics of Continuity

British Foreign Policy and the Labour Government, 1945-46
Author: John Saville
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860914563
Category: Political Science
Page: 293
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This original and lucid book examines the foreign policy of the British Labour government in the aftermath of the Second World War. It exposes Britain's complicity in the creation of the Cold War and emphasizes the continuity between Labour's policies and those of Churchill's coalition government, underscoring the political influence exercised by senior members of the Foreign Office. Drawing on substantial new research, Saville focuses on the role of Ernest Bevin and his differences with Clement Atlee, particularly with regard to Middle East. Countering the widely held view that Bevin sought accommodation with the Soviet Union, he reveals Labour's Foreign Secretary as a fervent ideologue, wholly in agreement with the deep-seated anti-Sovietism of his permanent officials. Saville moves beyond the 'revolutionist' American scholarship of the 1960s and 70s to show th2 Foreign Office, under Bevin's generalship, vigorously encouraging and then collaborating with the Americans in the pursuit of Cold War policies. The Politics of Continuity opens new avenues in the post-war diplomatic record. It will create a wide-ranging debate among historians and prove to be necessary work of reference for all those interested in international relations.

Black Migrants, Citizenship and the Transnational Politics of Race in Postwar Britain


Author: Kennetta Hammond Perry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Blacks
Page: 614
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Britain's gulag

the brutal end of empire in Kenya
Author: Caroline Elkins
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 475
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Britain had fought in World War II to save the world from fascism. But just a few years after the defeat of Hitler, the British colonial government turned against its own subjects and detained nearly the entire Kikuyu population of some 1.5 million people in Kenya. Prompting this draconian policy was the Mau Mau uprising - a massive, armed rebellion launched by the Kikuyu people as part of their demand for the return of the land and freedom that had been confiscated from them by the British crown. Britain refused, choosing instead to depict the Kikuyu as sub-human savages, devoid of any human rights. From 1952 to 1960, the British orchestrated a series of massive forced removals and purgings that sent hundreds of thousands of men, women and children to detention camps. Until now, this story has remained almost completely untold, largely because the British colonial government destroyed most of its files. For the last eight years, Caroline Elkins has conducted exhaustive research to piece this history back together, unearthing reams of documents and conducting interviews with several hundred Kikuyu men and women who survived the camps. Britain's Gulag reveals, for the first time, what happened inside the detention camps and the British attempts to cover up the truth. What Elkins has uncovered will finally place the atrocities of the Mau Mau war in their proper context, and will change the world's understanding of the British Empire.

Colonial development

die Grundlegung moderner Entwicklungspolitik durch Grossbritannien, 1919-1949
Author: Herward Sieberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic development
Page: 736
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Anglo-Australian Relations and the 'turn to Europe', 1961-1972


Author: Andrea Benvenuti
Publisher: Royal Historical Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 215
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Detailed analysis of the changing international relations between the UK and Australia, set against the growth of the EEC.

Menschenrechte im Schatten kolonialer Gewalt

die Dekolonisierungskriege in Kenia und Algerien 1945-1962
Author: Fabian Klose
Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Algeria
Page: 346
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Anhand des Mau-Mau-Kriegs in Kenia und des Algerienkriegs zeigt Fabian Klose, wie ahnlich die Gewaltpolitik und Notstandsmassnahmen der beiden Kolonialmachte Grossbritannien und Frankreich waren. Dabei stehen Fragen der "antisubversiven Militarstrategie" im Mittelpunkt, vor deren Hintergrund die Radikalisierung kolonialer Gewalt in den Dekolonisierungskriegen nach 1945 dargestellt wird. Die These lautet, dass die Gewaltpraktiken der Ausbreitung der Menschenrechte diametral entgegen standen und infolge des Widerstands der Kolonialmachte bis zum Abschluss der Dekolonisation das internationale Menschenrechtsregime lahmten. Methodisch betritt der Autor Neuland, indem er die bisher weitgehend getrennten Forschungsfelder "internationaler Menschenrechtsdiskurs" und "den Prozess der Dekolonisation" zum ersten Mal miteinander verbindet und die wechselseitigen Auswirkungen beider Entwicklungen aufeinander untersucht. Die Dissertation stutzt sich auf neu erschlossenes internationales Archivmaterial, z.B. des Internationalen Komitees vom Roten Kreuz oder der Menschenrechtskommission der Vereinten Natione

Journal of Mediterranean Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mediterranean Region
Page: N.A
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The Shek Kip Mei Myth

Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, 1950-1963
Author: Alan Smart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789622097933
Category: History
Page: 227
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"The Shek Kip Mei Myth" provides a new explanation for the beginnings of Hong Kong's massive public housing program, tracing it to the colonial govenrment's inability to resolve the squatter problem due to constraints posed by the geopolitics of the early Cold War.

The UN and development

from aid to cooperation
Author: Olav Stokke
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 721
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The UN's role in international development from the 1940s to the present

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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The British Empire

Themes and Perspectives
Author: Sarah E. Stockwell
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405125352
Category: History
Page: 384
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This volume adopts a distinctive thematic approach to the history of British imperialism from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It brings together leading scholars of British imperial history: Tony Ballantyne, John Darwin, Andrew Dilley, Elizabeth Elbourne, Kent Fedorowich, Eliga Gould, Catherine Hall, Stephen Howe, Sarah Stockwell, Andrew Thompson, Stuart Ward, and Jon Wilson. Each contributor offers a personal assessment of the topic at hand, and examines key interpretive debates among historians Addresses many of the core issues that constitute a broad understanding of the British Empire, including the economics of the empire, the empire and religion, and imperial identities

The International Journal of African Historical Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: N.A
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British politics


Author: Dennis Kavanagh,David Richards,Andrew Geddes,Martin Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199269792
Category: History
Page: 697
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Written in a clear accessible style, Dennis Kavanagh has produced this lucid analysis of the British political system, designed for anyone taking a first course in the subject.