Decolonisation: The British Experience since 1945
Page count: 168 pages
File size: 2.9 MB
Concise and accessible, this guide provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. Dr White syntheses recent historical debate by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives: the shifting emphases of British imperial policy; the rise of populist, colonial nationalism; and the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. Positioning the British experience within the context of European de-colonisation and containing many documents that have only recently become available, this is the ideal introduction to the key debates on the subject.