Decolonization Since 1945

The Collapse of European Overseas Empires
Author: John Springhall
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333746004
Category: History
Page: 240
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One of the most significant changes of the post-1945 world has been the decline and final dismemberment of European colonial empires in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific, and the Caribbean. In 1939, roughly a third of the world's entire population lived under colonial rule. At the end of the 20th-century, less than one per cent did so. In this study, each major European overseas colony, rather than being subject to chronological or thematic subdivision, receives separate, extensive, and consecutive treatment.

Decolonization since 1945

The Collapse of European Overseas Empires
Author: John Springhall
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137234318
Category: History
Page: 272
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One of the most significant changes of the post-1945 world has been the decline and final dismemberment of European colonial empires in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific and the Caribbean. In 1939, roughly a third of the world's entire population lived under colonial rule. At the end of the century, less than one per cent do so. In this study, each major European overseas colony, rather than being subject to chronological or thematic subdivision, receives separate, extensive and consecutive treatment.

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

States and Peoples
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0230211208
Category:
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A Companion to Europe Since 1945


Author: Klaus Larres
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118890248
Category: History
Page: 536
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A Companion to Europe Since 1945 provides a stimulatingguide to numerous important developments which have influenced thepolitical, economic, social, and cultural character of Europeduring and since the Cold War. Includes 22 original essays by an international team of expertscholars Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, andpolitical changes that took place throughout Europe in the Cold Warand Post Cold War periods Discusses a wide range of topics including the Single Market,European-American relations, family life and employment,globalization, consumption, political parties, Europeandecolonization, European identity, security and defence policies,and Europe's fight against international terrorism Presents Europe in a broad geographical conception, to giveequal weighting to developments in the Eastern and Western Europeanstates

The Invention of Decolonization

The Algerian War and the Remaking of France
Author: Todd Shepard
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801443602
Category: History
Page: 288
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In this account of the Algerian War's effect on French political structures and notions of national identity, Todd Shepard asserts that the separation of Algeria from France was truly a revolutionary event with lasting consequences for French social and political life. For more than a century, Algeria had been legally and administratively part of France; after the bloody war that concluded in 1962, it was other--its eight million Algerian residents deprived of French citizenship while hundreds of thousands of French pieds noirs were forced to return to a country that was never home. This rupture violated the universalism that had been the essence of French republican theory since the late eighteenth century. Shepard contends that because the amputation of Algeria from the French body politic was accomplished illegally and without explanation, its repercussions are responsible for many of the racial and religious tensions that confront France today. In portraying decolonization as an essential step in the inexorable "tide of history," the French state absolved itself of responsibility for the revolutionary change it was effecting. It thereby turned its back not only on the French of Algeria--Muslims in particular--but also on its own republican principles and the 1958 Constitution. From that point onward, debates over assimilation, identity, and citizenship--once focused on the Algerian "province/colony"--have troubled France itself. In addition to grappling with questions of race, citizenship, national identity, state institutions, and political debate, Shepard also addresses debates in Jewish history, gender history, and queer theory.

Dekolonisation

Das Ende der Imperien
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Jan C. Jansen
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406654657
Category: History
Page: 144
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Kaum ein Vorgang veränderte die Welt im 20. Jahrhundert so sehr wie das Ende kolonialer Herrschaft in Asien und Afrika. In systematischen und chronologischen Kapiteln beschreibt das Buch diesen Prozess mit seinen weiten Ausläufern im gesamten Jahrhundert und bietet lokale, imperiale und globale Erklärungen an. Es fragt nach den Auswirkungen der Dekolonisation auf Weltwirtschaft, internationales System und Ideengeschichte sowie nach den vielfältigen langfristigen Folgen für die ehemaligen Kolonien und Metropolen.

Union Education in Nigeria

Labor, Empire, and Decolonization since 1945
Author: H. Tijani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137003596
Category: History
Page: 176
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This book aims to fill some of the gaps in historical narrative about labor unions, Nigerian leftists, and decolonization during the twentieth century. It emphasizes the significance of labor union education in British decolonization, labor unionism, and British efforts at modernizing the human resources of Nigeria.

Decolonization in South Asia

Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947–52
Author: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134018231
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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This book explores the meanings and complexities of India’s experience of transition from colonial to the post-colonial period. It focuses on the first five years – from independence on 15th August 1947 to the first general election in January 1952 – in the politics of West Bengal, the new Indian province that was created as a result of the Partition. The author, a specialist on the history of modern India, discusses what freedom actually meant to various individuals, communities and political parties, how they responded to it, how they extended its meaning and how in their anxiety to confront the realities of free India, they began to invent new enemies of their newly acquired freedom. By emphasising the representations of popular mentality rather than the institutional changes brought in by the process of decolonization, he draws attention to other concerns and anxieties that were related to the problems of coming to terms with the newly achieved freedom and the responsibility of devising independent rules of governance that would suit the historic needs of a pluralist nation. Decolonization in South Asia analyses the transitional politics of West Bengal in light of recent developments in postcolonial theory on nationalism, treating the ‘nation’ as a space for contestation, rather than a natural breeding ground for homogeneity in the complex political scenario of post-independence India. It will appeal to academics interested in political science, sociology, social anthropology and cultural and Asian studies.

Exit Strategies and State Building


Author: Richard Caplan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942706
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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In the past two decades, states and multilateral organizations have devoted considerable resources toward efforts to stabilize peace and rebuild war-torn societies in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone. Despite these prodigious efforts, there has been relatively little consideration of the critical questions arising from the "end game" of state-building operations. In Exit Strategies and State Building, sixteen leading scholars and practitioners focus on relevant historical and contemporary cases of exit to provide a comprehensive overview of this crucial issue. By examining the major challenges associated with the conclusion of international state-building operations and the requirements for the maintenance of peace in the period following exit, this book provides unique perspective on a critical aspect of military and political intervention. Deftly researched, Exit Strategies and State Building sheds new light on what is not merely an academic issue, but also a pressing global policy concern.

Decolonisation

The British Experience since 1945
Author: Nicholas White
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317701801
Category: History
Page: 222
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This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain’s major dependencies had achieved independence. Concisely and accessibly, the book introduces students to this often dramatic story of colonial wars and emergencies, and fraught international relations. Although a relatively recent phenomenon, the end of the British Empire continues to spawn a lively and voluminous historical debate. Dr. White provides a synthesis of recent approaches, specially updated and expanded for this edition, by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives the shifting emphases of British overseas policy the rise of populist, anti-colonial nationalism the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also examines the British experience within the context of European decolonisation as a whole. Supporting the text are a range of useful tools, including maps, a chronology of independence, a guide to the main characters involved, and an extensive bibliography (specially expanded for the new edition. Decolonisation: the British Experience since 1945 is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.

International Relations Since 1945


Author: John W. Young,John Kent
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199693064
Category: History
Page: 659
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International Relations since 1945 offers undergraduate students a comprehensive and accessible introduction to global political history since World War II. The new edition is comprehensively updated to cover the period between 2001 and 2012. Discussing the World Trade Center attacks and concluding with the run up to the 2012 US presidential elections, a new final section outlines broad developments including the changing world order and the global financial crises. Three new chapters look at terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers including China.Student learning is supported by a range of helpful learning features including biographies of key figures and chronologies of events.New to this edition A new final section covering the period between 2001 and 2012 outlines broad developments including changes in the international order and financial crises.Three new chapters add material on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers.

International Relations Since 1945

A History in Two Volumes
Author: J. P. D. Dunbabin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780582227194
Category: Cold War
Page: 1062
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War since 1945


Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894635
Category: History
Page: 216
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Most writing on modern warfare begins with the French Revolutionary Wars and continues through World Wars I and II, giving post-1945 conflicts only a cursory glance through the lens of Cold War politics. Distinguished military historian Jeremy Black corrects that imbalance with War since 1945, a comprehensive look at the many large- and small-scale wars fought around the world in the past sixty years. Black argues strenuously that, in order fully to understand recent warfare, we must discard the Cold War narrative that has until now framed the majority of historical inquiry. By treating conflicts—especially those in and between developing nations—on their own terms, he is able to bring proper attention to the wide varieties of force structures, methods, goals, and military cultures that have been employed in post-World War II battles. Rather than recapitulate the familiar assessments that consider improvements in weaponry or increases in the size of armies without adequately weighing the wider context of their uses in specific wars, Black presents an account of warfare that focuses on the actual tasks the military is ordered to undertake. His global coverage of warfare is unparalleled, and his insistence on the centrality of developing nations to this period of military history brings new knowledge to bear on understudied aspects of recent history. Black brings the book up to date with considerations of the current "war on terror" and the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Timely and accessible, War since 1945 will be essential to anyone who wants to understand the state of warfare in the present day.

Comparativ


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
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Regierungsauftrag Mord

der Tod Lumumbas und die Kongo-Krise
Author: Ludo de Witte
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783931801090
Category:
Page: 311
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Empire and Revolution

The United States and the Third World Since 1945
Author: Peter L. Hahn,Mary Ann Heiss
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814250602
Category: Political Science
Page: 295
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The ten essays in this volume represent state-of-the-art surveys of ten singular episodes in U.S. interaction with the Third World since 1945. Each author seeks to present a unique approach to a specific topic within U.S. -- Third World relations. The essays cover the globe and include studies of the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They make use of a variety of source material and employ a wide range of analytical devices, such as the national security paradigm, the idea of economic development, and culture. The essays present a multihued portrait of the different ways policy makers in the United States dealt with Third World problems. The essays make clear the multitude of considerations that affected policy making; the many different actors, both official and nonofficial, who came to influence the policy-making process; and the possibilities for future research into U.S. relations with the nations of the Third World. They are designed not only to present the current state of the literature but also to suggest some avenues for future research.

Geschichte Europas von 1945 bis zur Gegenwart


Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596180318
Category: Europa - Geschichte 1945-2005
Page: 1024
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Wirtschaft, Verbände, Integration

britische Industrie und westeuropäische Integration von 1945 bis 1975
Author: Jörg Leitolf,Arbeitskreis Deutsche England-Forschung
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Employers' associations
Page: 299
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Grossbritannien, das Empire und die Welt

Britische Aussenpolitik zwischen "Grösse" und "Selbstbehauptung", 1850-1990
Author: Ursula Lehmkuhl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 324
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British Imperial Policy and Decolonization, 1938-64


Author: N.A
Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK
ISBN: 9780333385135
Category: Decolonization
Page: 601
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Current interest in Britain's imperial past and the loss of her formal empire since World War II is substantial. This book, the second of a two-part study, brings together a collection of original and hitherto unpublished source material, throwing light on the approaches of those politicians, civil servants and expert advisers who were responsible for Britain's changing relations with her colonies and the Commonwealth. Major themes touched on include the impact on the empire of the international upheavals of the 1950s, the place of colonies in Britain's strategic defence planning, problems of colonial economic development, and relations with the USA.