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Paru récemment Decolonization. A Very Short Introduction de Dane Kennedy aux Oxford University Press

Le 2 novembre 2018 à 21h15

Paru récemment Decolonization. A Very Short Introduction de Dane Kennedy aux Oxford University Press, coll. "Very Short Introductions", 2016, 136 p. ISBN : 9780199340491 Prix : 7,99 £ (existe aussi en version électronique).

"Millions of Africans, Asians, and other peoples were the subjects of colonial rule by overseas empires through the mid-twentieth century. By the end of the century, however, nearly all of these peoples had become citizens of independent nation-states. The United Nations grew from 51 member states at its founding in 1945 to 193 today. Its nearly four-fold increase is one measure of the historic shift in international relations that has occurred over the past half-century. 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."



Dane Kennedy is the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and the Director of the National History Center. He is the author of five previous books on aspects of British imperial history as well as editor or co-editor of several others. He is a founding member of the International Decolonization Seminar faculty, which ran from 2006 to 2015.