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Description - Decolonization and Its Impact by Martin Shipway

Decolonization and its Impact is a ground-breaking comparative study of decolonization from before the Second World War to the early 1960s. It focuses on the process and impact of decolonization at the level of the 'late colonial state' and of colonial societies, with reference to a number of key cases across the European colonial empires. The book presents an original model of decolonization which seeks to reconcile imperial and nationalist perspectives, and engages with important theoretical approaches. Major themes include: the development of the colonial state: the emergence of nationalist movements and alternatives to nationalism in colonial societies: colonial reformism and anti-colonial politics after 1945: wars and emergencies: the impact of decolonization on metropolitan society and politics: and the 'endgame' of decolonization. While decolonization is often seen as 'inevitable', the emphasis throughout the book is on decolonization as an essentially violent crisis, the resolution of which had many unintended outcomes, not only for the colonial powers but also for post-colonial regimes and societies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631199687
ISBN-10: 0631199683
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 180mm x 16mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Shipway

Martin Shipway is Lecturer in French Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of The Road to War: France and Vietnam, 1944-1947 (1996) and has written journal articles and book chapters on French colonial policy making and decolonization in Indochina, sub-Saharan Africa, Algeria and Madagascar, as well as on colonial discourse, psychology and photography, and on post-colonial memory.

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