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The Last Colonies

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  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521424905

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  • This comprehensive and authoritative book 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. Yet these places are not as obscure as might be expected. They may be major tourist destinations, military bases, satellite tracking stations, tax havens or desolate, underpopulated spots that can become international flashpoints, such as the Falklands. The authors find that at a time of escalating nationalism and globalization, these remnants of empire provide insights into the meanings of political, economic, legal and cultural independence, as well as sovereignty and nationhood. This book provides a broad-based and provocative discussion of colonialism and interdependence in the modern world, from a unique perspective.

    • An extended treatment in book form of many of the individual colonies covered - Bermuda, French, Polynesia, Gibralter, Greenland, Macao, Puerto Rico
    • Interdisciplinary approach combining history, geography, economics, political science, international relations
    • Unique interpretation of decolonization and nationalism
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this is an informative and densely packed study … a good teaching guide for a specialised, but interesting, area of comparative politics and human geography, and a useful introduction for anyone interested in islands and enclaves.' Australian Journal of Political Science

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521424905
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 2 maps 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and tables
    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?

  • Authors

    Robert Aldrich, University of Sydney

    John Connell, University of Sydney

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