Routledge companion to decolonization by Dietmar Rothermund

By Dietmar Rothermund

The decolonization of the ecu colonies in Africa and Asia used to be possibly an important ancient strategy of the twentieth century. inside under twenty years from 1947 to the mid-1960s numerous colonial empires disappeared and ratings of recent countries grew to become self reliant. Altogether it had taken greater than 3 centuries to extend and consolidate those empires, but it took under 20 years for colonialism to develop into an anachronism.
This crucial significant other to the method of decolonization contains thematic chapters in addition to a close chronology, an intensive word list, biographies of key figures, feedback for extra analyzing, maps and a advisor to assets. reading decolonization in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific this consultant explores:
DT the worldwide context for decolonization
DT Nationalism and the increase of resistance movements
DT Resistance through white settlers to strikes in the direction of independence
DT Hong Kong and Macau and decolonization within the overdue twentieth century
DT Debates surrounding neo-colonialism, and the increase of "development" tasks and aid
DT The legacy of colonialism in legislations, schooling, management and the military
An beneficial source for somebody drawn to of the colonial and post-colonial eras, this quantity is an vital consultant to the reshaping of the area within the twentieth century.

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F. Ade Ajayi, University of Ibadan, has also published widely. He stresses the continuity of African history and considers the brief period of colonial rule only as an episode. 15 ‘Expatriates’ have also chimed in and contributed to the history of decolonization in Africa. One of them is David Birmingham who has been a pioneer in studying decolonization from the perspective of local experience rather than from the metropolitan point of view. He has paid attention to social and economic history and has placed African movements into this larger context without adopting a deterministic approach.

Invisible earnings from capital investment abroad rivalled industrial exports. 5 The third phase of imperialism was characterized by conflicting trends. The Great Depression of the late nineteenth century – a long period of decline of commodity prices in terms of gold – affected the metropolitan countries, but this did not impede their imperialist vigour. Many parts of the globe which had so far not been ‘colonized’ were now subjected to foreign rule. The European powers competed for territories, very often establishing their claims mainly in order to prevent others from getting there first.

27 It contains four chapters on different aspects of the role of the USA in Southeast Asia. Other chapters deal with the decolonization of Indo-China, Indonesia, Malaya, etc. The grand old master, Wang Gungwu, has contributed a perceptive afterword on the limits of decolonization. He feels that the meaning of the term ‘decolonization’ is sometimes expanded too much and that one must be careful not to overload it. 28 This is a crucial point for the study of ‘International Relations and Colonial Retreat’.

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