Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bernard Waites
    Pages 24-58
  3. Bernard Waites
    Pages 59-99
  4. Bernard Waites
    Pages 222-256
  5. Bernard Waites
    Pages 257-305
  6. Bernard Waites
    Pages 306-314
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-354

About this book


Europe and the Third World provides a schematic historical analysis of the relations between Europe and the extra-European periphery within the twin contexts of global economic inequality and global disparities in political power. The colonial and imperial relationships between western Europe and the wider world since the late fifteenth century, and the course and consequences of decolonization, form the substance of the discussion, which concludes with a glance at the links between the European Union and the world's poorest states, most of which are former colonies.


colonialism colonization decolonization Europe european colonialism slave trade Third World

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernard Waites
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

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