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Vient de paraître Decolonisations compared. Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus de Nicholas Tarling chez Palgrave Macmillan

Le 30 juillet 2018 à 17h11

Vient de paraître Decolonisations compared. Central America, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus de Nicholas Tarling chez Palgrave Macmillan, coll. "Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series", 2017, XI-135 p. ISBN : 978-3-319-53648-4 Prix : 69,99 $ (existe aussi en version électronique).

"This book offers an analysis of the decolonisation process across three different regions around the world : Central America, Southeast Asia and the Caucasus. It explores how the nature of previous imperial systems shaped the nation states that were created in their stead. By outlining these contrasting historical trajectories, this short study argues that the stability of these nation states and their ability to cooperate with one another are dependent on the acceptance of the frontiers established by the previous imperial powers. It moves from Central America, left in the early nineteenth century without any clear borders and which has suffered much inter-state tension ever since, to Southeast Asia, whose clear colonial delineations have been accepted in the post-colonial order, and finally to the Caucasus where the arbitrary boundaries of the Soviet Republics have not easily translated into nation states. Offering a concise comparison of decolonisation in three regions, this book will be of particular interest to students of history, politics and international relations."



Nicholas Tarling (1931–2017) was a Fellow of the New Zealand Asia Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has published a large number of books, mostly on Southeast Asia, and is editor of The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia. His most recent book is The British and the Vietnam War : their way with LBJ (2017).