This is an essential companion to the process of decolonization – perhaps one of the most important historical processes of the twentieth century. Examining decolonization in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific, the Companion includes:
a detailed chronology and thorough glossary
biographies of key figures
Providing comprehensive coverage of a broad and complex subject area, the guide explores:
the global context for decolonization
nationalism and the rise of resistance movements
resistance by white settlers and moves towards independence
Hong Kong and Macau, and decolonization in the late twentieth century
debates surrounding neo-colonialism, and the rise of ‘development’ projects and aid
the legacy of colonialism in law, education, administration and the military.
With suggestions for further reading, and a guide to sources, this is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the colonial and post-colonial eras, and is an indispensable guide to the reshaping of the world in the twentieth century.