The mid-twentieth century experienced the end of the colonial empire, a global phenomenon which left profound changes that have contributed to the shape of the modern international political, social and economic system.In Decolonization , Raymond Betts considers this "process" and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. It 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 movevments 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 analyses what the future holds beyond the empire.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004
  • 2nd


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