Decolonization: A Short History (Paperback)

Decolonization: A Short History By Jan C. Jansen, Jürgen Osterhammel, Jeremiah Riemer (Translator) Cover Image

Decolonization: A Short History (Paperback)


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A concise and accessible history of decolonization in the twentieth century

The end of colonial rule in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean was one of the most important and dramatic developments of the twentieth century. In the decades after World War II, dozens of new states emerged as actors in global politics. Imperial regimes collapsed, some more or less peacefully, others amid mass violence. This book takes an incisive look at decolonization and its long-term consequences, revealing it to be a coherent yet multidimensional process at the heart of modern history. Jan Jansen and J rgen Osterhammel provide a comparative perspective on the decolonization process, shedding light on its key aspects while taking into account the unique regional and imperial contexts in which it unfolded. They examine the economic repercussions of decolonization and its impact on international power structures, its consequences for envisioning world order, and the long shadow it continues to cast over new states and former colonial powers alike.
Product Details ISBN: 9780691192765
ISBN-10: 0691192766
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: June 11th, 2019
Pages: 272
Language: English