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  • Development of Dominion Status 1900-1936by Robert MacGregor Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

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  • Son of Franceby Geoff Cush

    Penguin Random House New Zealand 2013; US$ 15.40

    With a hint of philosophy, a dash of insanity, and a woman who could make Gauguin's mouth water, this novel takes the usual ingredients of history and tosses them into the air. Welcome to the beautiful French colony of New Zealand! OK, so it never happened. But it nearly did . . . Welcome to beautiful French New Zealand - a paradise of vineyards,... more...

  • Light and Power for a Multiracial Nationby Julia Tischler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    'Modernisation' was one of the most pervasive ideologies of the twentieth century. Focusing on a case study of the Kariba Dam in central-southern Africa and based on an array of primary sources and interviews the book provides a nuanced understanding of development in the turbulent late 1950s, a time when most colonies moved towards independence. more...

  • Decolonizing International Relationsby Branwen Gruffydd Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 48.99

    The modern discipline of International Relations (IR) is largely an Anglo-American social science. It has been concerned mainly with the powerful states and actors in the global political economy and dominated by North American and European scholars. However, this focus can be seen as Eurocentrism. Decolonizing International Relations exposes... more...

  • Healing in the Homelandby Margaret Mitchell Armand

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book examines the sociocultural and economic oppression stemming from the local and international derived politics and religious economic oppression. more...

  • Africa's Contemporary Challengesby Carlos Lopes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book reviews Cabral?s intellectual contribution to current debates on race, identity, nation building, democracy, leadership and ethics. The key leader of the national liberation movements of former Portuguese African colonies is considered to be one of their foremost intellectuals the continent has produced. This rare combination of freedom... more...

  • Germany, France, Russia and Islam (Routledge Revivals)by Heinrich Von Treitschke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Heinrich Von Treitschke was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. In Germany, France, Russia and Islam, first published in 1915,   he considers European diplomatic relations from the patriotic perspective of imperial Germany, in particular examining Germany?s relationship to Turkey and France. This is a... more...

  • Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future. The contributors ? all experts in their fields ? together provide a comprehensive commentary on the complexities of the external pressures that... more...

  • Universal Rights, Systemic Violations, and Cultural Relativism in Moroccoby Osire Glacier; Valérie Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Are universal rights bound to colonialism? Are they culturally imperialistic? By juxtaposing Morocco's practice of torture with its discourse of cultural relativism, this study links popular resistance to universal rights to a deliberate politics that delegitimizes those very same rights, requiring a new, more inclusive system of universalism. more...

  • Mandela - My Prisoner, My Friendby Christo Brand; Barbara Jones

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Christo Brand was a South African farm boy, born into the Afrikaans culture which had created apartheid, a racial system designed to persecute black people while claiming superiority for white people. Nelson Mandela, the black son of a tribal chief, also raised in a rural village, trained as a lawyer to take up the fight against apartheid on behalf... more...