Worldmaking after Empire

@inproceedings{Getachew2019WorldmakingAE,
  title={Worldmaking after Empire},
  author={Adom Getachew},
  year={2019}
}
Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to one of nations—a world in which self-determination was synonymous with nation-building—obscure just how radical this change was. Drawing on the political thought of anticolonial intellectuals and statesmen such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, W. E. B Du Bois, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah, Eric Williams, Michael… 

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