Unfinished Decolonisation and Globalisation

  title={Unfinished Decolonisation and Globalisation},
  author={Karl Hack},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={818 - 850}
  • K. Hack
  • Published 3 September 2019
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
ABSTRACT This article locates John Darwin’s work on decolonisation within an Oxbridge tradition which portrays a British world system, of which formal empire was but one part, emerging to increasing global dominance from the early nineteenth century. In this mental universe, decolonisation was the mirror image of that expanding global power. According to this point of view, it was not the sloughing off of individual territories, but rather the shrinking away of the system and of the… 
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