Decolonization (The Making of the Contemporary World)

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UPC:
9780415318211
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2004-03-28
Release Date:
2004-02-05
Author:
Raymond Betts;Raymond F. Betts
Language:
english
Edition:
2

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Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. Heexamines:

  • the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire
  • the expectations and problems created by independence
  • the major demographic shifts accompanying the end of the empire
  • the cultural experiences, literary movements, and the search for ideology of the dying empire and the newly independent nations.

With an annotated bibliography and a chronology of political decolonization, Decolonization gives a concise, original and multi-disciplinary introduction to this controversial theme and analyzes what the future holds beyond the empire.

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