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The Ends of Empire

The Last Colonies Revisited

Authors: Connell, John, Aldrich, Robert

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  • Offers unique historical and geographical perspectives on the 'last colonies' and the disputes they engender
  • Provides an original intervention into several current scholarly and public policy debates about international politics and the persistence of empire within it
  • Bold in conception, global in reach, and written by scholars with unmatched experience and breadth of vision
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This book offers a fresh analysis of constitutional, economic, demographic and cultural developments in the overseas territories of Britain, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Ranging from Greenland to Gibraltar, the Falklands to the Faroes, and encompassing islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Caribbean, these territories command attention because of their unique status, and for the ways that they occasionally become flashpoints for rival international claims, dubious financial activities, illegal migration and clashes between metropolitan and local mores. Connell and Aldrich argue that a negotiated dependency brings greater benefits to these territories than might independence.

About the authors

John Connell is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sydney. He has published widely on development and migration in the Pacific region.
Robert Aldrich is Professor of European History at the University of Sydney. His recent books include Banished Potentates: Dethroning and exiling indigenous monarchs under British and French colonial rule, 1815-1955.

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The Ends of Empire makes a convincing case that we need a sharper lens through which to view the problems confronting overseas territories than a binary focus ‘for or against’ independence. This makes the book’s discussion of the many intermediate points between full integration and outright independence so important – and so rewarding a read.” (Professor Martin Thomas, University of Exeter)
“This book is the most complete and up-to-date study of non-sovereign territories that I have read, and being so extremely rich in detail and references, offers a significant foundation for future studies.” (Dr Wouter Veenendaal, University of Leiden)
“This substantial study updates and expands the same authors’ 1998 book, The Last Colonies. It deals with what are now known as overseas territories, not one of which has progressed to independence in the years following the first book. This book is comprehensive and learned yet written in an accessible style, appealing to students of contemporary politics and international relations as well as those involved in the burgeoning field of island studies.” (Professor Stephen A. Royle, Queen’s University Belfast)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ends of Empire
Book Subtitle
The Last Colonies Revisited
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5905-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5905-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5904-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 524
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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