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Elites and Decolonization in the Twentieby Jost Dulffer
Synopses & Reviews
Decolonization changed the spatial order of the globe, the imagination of men and women around the world and established images of the globe. Both individuals and social groups shaped decolonization itself: this volume puts agency squarely at the center of debate by looking at elites and leaders who changed the course of history across the world.
Book News Annotation:
The duration of the process was short--about a decade in south and southeast Asia, shorter in most of Africa--but the implications grand. Decolonization in the 20th century has been studied from many angles, and new approaches are proliferating. This collection of 13 contributions is based on a 2008 conference held at the U. of Cologne, Germany, which is where editor Jost Dülffer is professor of international history and of peace and conflict studies; editor Marc Frey (Jacobs University Bremen) also specializes in international history and the history of colonialism. The studies presented here, focused on elites, include discussion of Dutch elites and decolonization, emerging business elites in newly independent Indonesia, French schools in Lebanon, apartheid and political elites in South Africa, chiefs in northern Namibia, and elites in Guinea, Tanzania, and Khrushchev's Soviet Union. Annotation Â©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
JOST DÜLFFER is Professor of International History and of Peace and Conflict Studies in History at the University of Cologne, Germany. His main interests lie in 19th and 20th century history of international relations, 19th and 20th century German history, and the history of peace and conflict resolution.
MARC FREY is Helmut Schmidt Chair of International History at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Before going to Bremen in 2006 he taught at the Universities of Bonn, Muenster, and Cologne. His main interests lie in the history of late colonialism and decolonization and in the history of development cooperation.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Intelligence Providers and the Fabric of the Late Colonial State; M.Thomas
Southeast Asian Elites and the Construction of the ‘Nation; P.Kratoska
Dutch Elites and the End of Empire in Indonesia; M.Frey
Emerging Business Elites in Newly Independent Indonesia; J.T.Lindblad
Elites as the Least Common Denominator: The Ambivalent Place of French Schools in Lebanon in the Process of Decolonization; E.Möller
Alternatives to Nationalism: The Political Imagination of Elites in French West Africa, 1945-1960; F.Cooper
Verwoerdian Apartheid and African Political Elites in South Africa, 1950-1968; C.Marx
Chieftaincies and Chiefs in Northern Namibia: Intermediaries of Power between Traditionalism, Modernisation and Democratisation; M.Bollig
Nehru - the Dilemmas of a Colonial Inheritance; J.Brown
Sekou Touré and the Management of Elites in Guinea; M.S.MacDonald
Julius Nyerere and the Project of African Socialism; A.Eckert
The United States, Decolonization and the Education of Third World elites; C.Unger
The Soviet Union and the Socialist camp: Elite formation for the Third World; A.Hilger
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