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.

British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-1963

Scrutinising the Official Mind
Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652207
Category: Political Science
Page: 337
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Examine the views of the Empire and Commonwealth held by British policy makers during the two decades after World War II, arguing that the institutional framework of the formal and informal empire and the Commonwealth was considered necessary and useful to promote British interests.

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

States and Peoples
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0230211208
Category:
Page: N.A
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British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63

Scrutinising the Official Mind
Author: Frank Heinlein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135284415
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.

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.

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.

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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A Modern History of Southeast Asia

Decolonization, Nationalism and Separatism
Author: Clive J. Christie
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860643545
Category: History
Page: 312
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This work covers the recent history of all the states of Southeast Asia. It charts the problems faced by the nations of the region as the colonial powers departed, and the strategies for survival and growth which they adopted.

The British Labour Movement and Imperialism


Author: Billy Frank,Craig Horner,David Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144382254X
Category: History
Page: 205
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With Foreword by Tony Benn. This edited collection explores the British labour movement's relationship with imperialism in the period 1800–1982 through nine inter-connected articles. Labour historians have tended to neglect the labour movement's interaction with imperialism, preferring to concentrate on industrial relations, internal factionalism, the Labour Party-trade union alliance, and economic policymaking. In order to redress the balance, this book takes a broad chronological overview of the subject and engages with key themes, ranging from trade union interaction with empire, and the influence of popular imperial culture, to post-war colonial development, and responses to post-colonialism. Taking stock both of the labour movement in a broader context and of new approaches to the history of British imperialism, the collection combines the work of leading authorities on labour history with recent scholarly research. By blending this combination of economic, social, political and cultural analyses, it makes a substantial contribution to the debates surrounding the legacy of imperialism and the evolution of the British labour movement. The book will be of interest to academics, researchers, teachers and students of modern British political, social, economic and cultural history. It will also appeal to Labour Party members and labour movement activists.

Comparativ


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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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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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

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.

Britain's Sterling Colonial Policy and Decolonization, 1939-1958


Author: Allister Hinds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313319532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 221
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Examining the impact of Britain's sterling policy on its colonial economic policy, Hinds argues that Britain extricated itself from colonial demands for development finance by transferring power to colonial peoples.

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.

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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Dekolonisation

Prozesse und Verflechtungen 1945-1990
Author: Anja Kruke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Autonomy and independence movements
Page: 470
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Ambivalent Anti-colonialism

The United States and the Genesis of West Indian Independence, 1940-1964
Author: Cary Fraser
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 233
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Until recently, historians have defined the Commonwealth Caribbean territories by their relationship with Britian and have attributed little importance to American relations with these territories. Fraser provides a reinterpretation of U.S. policy toward the West Indies since 1940. He establishes links between Afro-West Indian groups and African Americans who successfully influenced both American and British policy in the West Indies. Thus, he explores a little-understood and little-studied aspect of American policy toward Britain's disengagement from empire after 1945 and the way decolonization in the Caribbean helped to shape the pattern and strategy of the Anglo-American relationship from Roosevelt to Kennedy. The book will force a rethinking of American policy toward the West Indies since 1940, the impact of race on American foreign policy, and the historiography of inter-American relations.

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.