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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Decolonisations Compared

Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus

Authors: Tarling, Nicholas

  • Provides an analysis of three very different examples of decolonisation, crossing continents and time periods
  • Explores the importance of frontiers to the stability and international cooperation of the nation state
  • Suitable for students seeking neat summaries of the decolonisation process across Central America, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus
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About this book

This book offers an analysis of the decolonisation process across three different regions around the world: Central America, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus. It explores how the nature of previous imperial systems shaped the nation states that were created in their stead. By outlining these contrasting historical trajectories, this short study argues that the stability of these nation states and their ability to cooperate with one another are dependent on the acceptance of the frontiers established by the previous imperial powers. It moves from Central America, left in the early nineteenth century without any clear borders and which has suffered much inter-state tension ever since, to Southeast Asia, whose clear colonial delineations have been accepted in the post-colonial order, and finally to the Caucasus where the arbitrary boundaries of the Soviet Republics have not easily translated into nation states. Offering a concise comparison of decolonisation in three regions, this book will be of particular interest to students of history, politics and international relations.

About the authors

Nicholas Tarling is a Fellow of the New Zealand Asia Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has published a large number of books, mostly on Southeast Asia, and is editor of The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. His most recent book is The British and the Vietnam War: their way with LBJ (2017). 

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53648-4
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85206-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonisations Compared
Book Subtitle
Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53649-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53649-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53648-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85206-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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