Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa

Future Imperfect?

Author: Andrew W.M. Smith,Chris Jeppesen

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1911307738

Category: History

Page: 254

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Looking at decolonization in the conditional tense, this volume teases out the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of ‘late colonial shift’ after 1945. Rather than view decolonization as an inevitable process, the contributors together explore the crucial historical moments in which change was negotiated, compromises were made, and debates were staged. Three core themes guide the analysis: development, contingency and entanglement. The chapters consider the ways in which decolonization was governed and moderated by concerns about development and profit. A complementary focus on contingency allows deeper consideration of how colonial powers planned for ‘colonial futures’, and how divergent voices greeted the end of empire. Thinking about entanglements likewise stresses both the connections that existed between the British and French empires in Africa, and those that endured beyond the formal transfer of power. Praise for Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa '…this ambitious volume represents a significant step forward for the field. As is often the case with rich and stimulating work, the volume gestures towards more themes than I have space to properly address in this review. These include shifting terrains of temporality, spatial Scales, and state sovereignty, which together raise important questions about the relationship between decolonization and globalization. By bringing all of these crucial issues into the same frame,Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa is sure to inspire new thought-provoking research.' - H-France vol. 17, issue 205

Ends of British Imperialism

The Scramble for Empire, Suez, and Decolonization

Author: William Roger Louis

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845113476

Category: History

Page: 1065

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Tells the story of the British Empire from its late-nineteenth century flowering. This book traces the British Empire from the scramble for Africa through the Mandates system of 'sacred trust', the turbulent imperial history of the Second World War in Asia and finally to the the unstoppable mid-20th century rush to independence.

Einer von uns

Roman. Erstmals übersetzt von Uda Strätling

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007306

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Chinua Achebes prophetischer Afrika-Roman Mit ›Einer von uns‹ nimmt Chinua Achebe den Militärputsch vorweg, der Nigeria 1966, nur Tage nach der Veröffentlichung des Romans, in einen blutigen Bürgerkrieg stürzte. Der junge, idealistische Odili besucht seinen ehemaligen Lehrer Chief Naga, der nun Kulturminister ist und sich - vordergründig ein Mann des Volkes - listig an seinem Land bereichert. Die moralische Kluft zwischen den beiden Männern erscheint zunächst riesig. Doch in der »Fressen-und-gefressen-werden«-Atmosphäre kollidiert Odilis Idealismus bald mit seinen persönlichen Begierden – und die private und politische Rivalität des Jungen und des Alten droht das ganze Land in Chaos zu stürzen. ›Einer von uns‹ ist Chinua Achebes vierter Roman und zählt zu den wichtigsten seines Werkes. Nun liegt er endlich in deutscher Übersetzung vor. »Chinua Achebe ist ein magischer Schriftsteller – einer der besten des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts« Margaret Atwood

Scars of Partition

Postcolonial Legacies in French and British Borderlands

Author: William F. S. Miles

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080326772X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial boundaries superimposed by Britain and France that continue to divide indigenous peoples into separate postcolonial states. In so doing, it uniquely illustrates how the distinctive stamps of France and Britain continue to mark daily life along and behind these inherited borders in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Caribbean. Scars of Partition draws on political science, anthropology, history, and geography to examine six cases of indigenous, indentured, and enslaved peoples partitioned by colonialism in West Africa, West Indies, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, South India, and the Indian Ocean. William F. S. Miles demonstrates that sovereign nations throughout the developing world, despite basic differences in culture, geography, and politics, still bear the underlying imprint of their colonial pasts. Disentangling and appreciating these embedded colonial legacies is critical to achieving full decolonization—particularly in their borderlands.

Ein Bild von Afrika

Rassismus in Conrads "Herz der Finsternis"

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895810282

Category: African literature

Page: 107

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Black Africa, 1945-1980

Economic Decolonization and Arrested Development

Author: D. K. Fieldhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415593611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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In what ways did economic considerations affect the decision by Britain and France to make their Black African colonies independent? Why were early expectations that independence would lead to rapid and sustained economic development in Africa for the most part disappointed? This title, originally published in 1986, seeks to tackle these two important and strongly debated issues. The main aim and value of the book is to take a broad view of this huge subject, pulling together material on most parts of Black Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Limpopo so that the problem can be seen as a whole. It takes account of a wide range of possible and actual factors which have influenced African economic development, weaving them into a single analysis, including the colonial inheritance, the impact of the fluctuating international economy, policies adopted by African governments and indigenous factors such as climate, drought and human resources. The book is written to be understood without difficulty by non-specialists and is intended to act as an introduction to its subject for university students.

The Decolonization Of Africa

Author: Professor David Birmingham,David Birmingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135363676

Category: History

Page: 117

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This bold, popularizing synthesis presents a readily accessible introduction to one of the major themes of the twentieth-century world history. Between 1922, when self-government was restored to Egypt, and 1994, when non-racial democracy was achieved in South Africa, no less than 54 new nations were established in Africa. Written within the parameters of African history, as opposed to imperial history, this study charts the process of nationalism, liberation and independence that recast the political map of Africa in these years. Ranging from Algeria in the North, where a French colonial government used armed force to combat the Algerian aspirations of home rule, to the final overthrow of aparthied in the South, this is an authoritative survey that will be welcomed by all students tackling this complex and challenging topic.

The Wind of Change

Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization

Author: L. Butler,S. Stockwell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318007

Category: History

Page: 281

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Harold Macmillan's 'Wind of Change' speech, delivered to the South African parliament in Cape Town at the end of a landmark six-week African tour, presaged the end of the British Empire in Africa. This book, the first to focus on Macmillan's 'Wind of Change', comprises a series of essays by leading historians in the field.

Justifying War

Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age

Author: D. Welch,J. Fox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230393292

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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A new assessment of the debates about Just War in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the imperial wars of the nineteenth century through the age of total war, the evolution of human rights discourse and international law, to proportionality during the Cold War and the redefinition of authority with the ascendancy of terror groups.

Menschenrechte im Schatten kolonialer Gewalt

Die Dekolonisierungskriege in Kenia und Algerien 1945-1962

Author: Fabian Klose

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 348670754X

Category: History

Page: 356

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Anhand des Mau-Mau-Kriegs in Kenia und des Algerienkriegs zeigt Fabian Klose, wie ähnlich die Gewaltpolitik und Notstandsmaßnahmen der beiden Kolonialmächte Großbritannien und Frankreich waren. Dabei stehen Fragen der "antisubversiven Militärstrategie" 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 Kolonialmächte bis zum Abschluss der Dekolonisation das internationale Menschenrechtsregime lähmten. 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 stützt sich auf neu erschlossenes internationales Archivmaterial, z.B. des Internationalen Komitees vom Roten Kreuz oder der Menschenrechtskommission der Vereinten Nationen.

European Decolonization

Author: Martin Thomas

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754625681

Category: History

Page: 547

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This collection brings together twenty-one key articles that explore the nature and impact of colonial withdrawal. Ranging across all the European colonial powers, the articles discuss various aspects of decolonization, including the role of political violence, changing popular attitudes to empire and the inter-actions between colonial conflict and Cold War.

The European Union and Africa

The Restructuring of North-South Relations:

Author: William Brown

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860646607

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 3815

This is a study of the Lome convention - the principles upon which all relations between the states of the European Union and ACP countries are based. It charts the changing focus, shifting concerns and broader changes at the global level in international relations.

Decolonization in Africa

Author: John D. Hargreaves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317891147

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 1657

John Hargreaves examines how the British, French, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in tropical Africa became independent in the postwar years, and in doing so transformed the international landscape. African demands for independence and colonial plans for reform - central to the story - are seen here in the wider context of changing international relationships.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

Author: John Parker,Richard Reid

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667544

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2061

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.