Investigates studies on colonialism and anti-colonialism from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
Traces how the colonial systems in the Global South fell apart, especially those of the second-generation.
Appeals to the academics, researchers, and students in the fields of comparative politics, development studies, government, and economics.
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Table of contents (9 chapters)
About this book
- Global South
- Latin America
- Middle East
Why have some poor countries remained “underdeveloped,” or even “failed,” while others have become richer and stronger? In the successful group, have a few—notably China—enhanced methods long used by European imperialists to extract national resources from weaker countries? Has solidarity among poor countries ended? What does the future hold for poor countries? For compelling answers to these questions, read Colburn’s Colonialism, Independence, and the Construction of Nation-States. (Lynn T. White III, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA)Colburn’s Colonialism, Independence, and the Construction of Nation-States is both an enlightening and enjoyable read. It is wide-ranging yet enlivened by telling examples. (Michael Doyle, Columbia University, New York, USA) Forrest Colburn’s Colonialism, Independence, and the Construction of Nation-States is in part, and most significantly, a welcome attempt to revisit the history of basic ideas from the past, that should not have been shelved. Development, Third World, colonialism, North-South, are notions that surfaced in the sixties and seventies, and faded under the influence of excessive enthusiasm for “emerging markets” in the new century. Colburn explains splendidly why the history of these notions, and their content, is more relevant than ever. (Jorge Castañeda, Former Foreign Minister of Mexico and Global Distinguished Professor at New York University (NYU), New York, USA)
Authors and Affiliations
City University of New York (CUNY), New York, USA
Forrest D. Colburn
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Book Title: Colonialism, Independence, and the Construction of Nation-States
Authors: Forrest D. Colburn
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54715-8Published: 30 September 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-54716-5Published: 29 September 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: IX, 154
Number of Illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations