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.

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.

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.

Justifying War

Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age

Author: D. Welch,J. Fox

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230393292

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

View: 9547

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.

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: 4766

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.

Einer von uns

Roman. Erstmals übersetzt von Uda Strätling

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007306

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9178

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

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

Author: John Parker,Richard Reid

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667544

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2019

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.

Decolonization in Britain and France

The Domestic Consequences of International Relations

Author: Miles Kahler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400855586

Category: History

Page: 442

View: 8212

Professor Kahler focuses on organizations below the state, investigating party competition and sensitivity to political change produced by the characteristics of commercial firms. In addition, he explores transmission of external shocks to the domestic polity by the state itself and the domestic politics of settler societies under external threat Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

Author: G. Barton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731592X

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 8990

Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world. This book traces the broad outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power.


The British Experience since 1945

Author: Nicholas White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317887891

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 5032

Concise and accessible, this guide provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. Dr White syntheses recent historical debate by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives: the shifting emphases of British imperial policy; the rise of populist, colonial nationalism, and the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also positions the British experience within the context of European decolonisation and contains many documents which have only recently become available. Introducing the reader to the key debates it the ideal introductory text on the subject.

The Institutional Transformation of the Economic Community of West African States

Author: Kofi Oteng Kufuor

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754644880

Category: Law

Page: 173

View: 4376

A unique analysis of regional economic integration in West Africa, this book is an exploration of the institutional evolution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It uses the tools of the New Institutional Economics School (NIE) to explore the most recent ECOWAS Treaty.

A Military History of Africa [3 volumes]

Author: Timothy J. Stapleton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313395705

Category: History

Page: 977

View: 4908

A detailed and thorough chronological overview of the history of warfare and military structures in Africa, covering ancient times to the present day. • Provides a complete introduction of Africa's military history that is accessible to general readers without specialized knowledge • Supplies illuminating accounts of Africa's most important military leaders, from Hannibal of ancient Carthage to Queen Nzinga of 17th-century Angola to Paul Kagame of contemporary Rwanda • Portrays Africa within the context of a global perspective that portrays the continent's existence as an intrinsic part of a wider world, not as an isolated "dark continent" • Includes a comprehensive reading list at the end of each of the three volumes for conducting additional research