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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. He examines: * 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415318211
ISBN-10: 0415318211
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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