THE POLITICS OF REGIONALISM AND FEDERATION IN EAST AFRICA, 1958–1964

@article{Vaughan2018THEPO,
  title={THE POLITICS OF REGIONALISM AND FEDERATION IN EAST AFRICA, 1958–1964},
  author={Chris Vaughan},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={62},
  pages={519 - 540}
}
  • Chris Vaughan
  • Published 31 October 2018
  • Sociology, History, Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
Abstract Recent scholarship discussing the ‘federal moment’ in world history after 1945 has re-examined alternatives to the nation-state in the years of decolonization, arguing against any inevitable transition from empire to nation. This article focuses on the case of East Africa, where federation seemed an attractive and likely prospect by 1963, yet never came to pass. Here, the politics of federation should be understood as a constitutive part of the contested nation-state-making process… 
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