Decolonization and its Impact: A Comparitive Approach to the End of the Colonial Empires

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Decolonization and its Impact is a ground-breaking comparative study of decolonization from before the Second World War to the early 1960s.

  • Compares key cases across the European colonial empires
  • Focuses on the process and impact of decolonization at the level of the 'late colonial state' and of colonial societies
  • Presents an original model of decolonization that seeks to reconcile imperial and nationalist perspectives
  • Engages with important theoretical approaches
  • Makes extensive reference to recent literature on the subject

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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 decolonizationat 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 reconcileimperial 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; the interplay between 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 a dynamic and often violent political crisis, the resolution of which had many unintended outcomes, not only for the colonial powers but also for post-colonial regimes and societies.

About the Author:

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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