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4. Ends and aftermaths of empire

4. Ends and aftermaths of empire  

Stephen Howe

in Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775536
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802231.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192802231
‘Ends and aftermaths of Empire’ examines the political decolonization of the European empires which took place between the end of the Second World War and the 1960s. The single most ... More
Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction  

Dane Kennedy

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605537
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.001.0001
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book
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9780199340491
Decolonization is the term commonly used to refer to this transition from a world of colonial empires to a world of nation-states in the years after World War II. Decolonization: A Very ... More
8. Democracy in Africa

8. Democracy in Africa  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0008
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9780198806578
Modern Africa’s first formalized liberal democracies came with various legislatures left behind by the colonialists. Yet soon after independence, most new African leaders enforced their own ... More
4. The primacy of patronage politics

4. The primacy of patronage politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0004
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9780198806578
A great number of post-colonial African countries, bounded by formal frontiers and with an international presence at various international institutions such as the United Nations, function ... More
5. Sophiatown sophisticate

5. Sophiatown sophisticate  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0005
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9780192803016
The cultural diversity of 1950s Kofifi or Sophiatown and the intellectual flowering that took place there was possibly as important to Mandela's make-up as any inheritance from Gandhi. ... More
4. The problem of the nation-state

4. The problem of the nation-state  

Dane Kennedy

in Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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May 2016
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9780190605537
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.003.0005
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9780199340491
The nation-state was both the triumph and the tragedy of decolonization. Its triumph lay in the enshrinement of the principle of national self-determination as the universal norm by which ... More
5. Imperial continuities and the politics of amnesia

5. Imperial continuities and the politics of amnesia  

Dane Kennedy

in Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605537
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340491.003.0006
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9780199340491
‘Imperial continuities and the politics of amnesia’ shows that there are still continuities between the colonial past and the postcolonial present that can be discerned at multiple levels. ... More
1. Introduction to Africa and its politics

1. Introduction to Africa and its politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198806578
Africa is a continent of over a billion people, yet questions of underdevelopment, malgovernance, and a form of political life based upon patronage are characteristic of many African ... More
1. Mandela: story and symbol

1. Mandela: story and symbol  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is one of the world's longest-detained prisoners, a universal symbol of social justice, and a man who stands for non-racialism and democracy. ‘Mandela: story and symbol’ ... More
3. The transfer of power and the colonial legacy

3. The transfer of power and the colonial legacy  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191844140
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
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9780198806578
Colonialism profoundly transformed African political, economic, and social structures. The exploitation of Africa’s labour and natural resources for the benefit of the metropoles was to ... More
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction  

Elleke Boehmer

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192803016
Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction explores the reasons why Mandela's story is so important, and what his achievements signify. It shows how our picture of Mandela is ... More
4. Influences and interactions

4. Influences and interactions  

Elleke Boehmer

in Nelson Mandela: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775703
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803016.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803016
Nelson Mandela is often considered in affiliation with other well-known anti-colonial and anti-racism 20th-century leaders such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He is often described as ... More

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