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The Last Colonies

The Last Colonies

by Robert Aldrich, John Connell


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The handover of Hong Kong to China focused attention on the colonies that remain in what is supposed to be a postcolonial world. This paradox lies at the heart of this comprehensive and authoritative book, which is about the last colonies, those remaining territories formally dependent on metropolitan powers. It discusses the surprisingly large number of these territories, mainly small isolated islands with limited resources. The Last Colonies provides a broad-based and provocative discussion of decolonization, and interdependence in the modern world, from a unique and original perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521414616
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2005
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps and tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. The legacy of empire; 2. Constitutional issues; 3. The economic transition; 4. The quest for independence?; 5. Military bases, geopolitical concerns; 6. Disputed territories, 'colonial' conflicts; 7. The end of empire?; Appendix; Notes; Index.

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