Decolonization and the Cold War

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Dr.. Cary Fraser, Associate Professor of Political Science (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This chapter examines decolonization during the Cold War. It suggests that decolonization can be considered both as a response to the globalization of European influence and as a process of globalization which paved the way for the dismantling of the North Atlantic centered international system. The chapter contends that decolonization during the Cold War was about the rethinking of the nature of the global order and the role of race and citizenship therein. It also argues that decolonization is the proof and constant reminder that the bipolar order pursued by the superpowers and their allies after the war was never a stable framework for the management of international relations.

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Fraser, Cary. 2013. Decolonization and the Cold War. Oxford Handbook of the Cold War. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199236961.013.0027
Language: English
Date: 2013
Decolonization, Cold War, Globalization, International System, Bipolar Order, Superpowers, International Relations

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