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INGS2602: The End of Empire and New States

In this unit, we critically examine the creation of new postcolonial states after World War II, following often violent anticolonial struggles. Postcolonial leaders in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific, had high hopes for what the era of self-rule would bring. But the legacies of empire proved more resistant to a change in formal rule than those who struggled against oppression hoped.

Code INGS2602
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the making of the post-war order and Global South in the decolonisation process
  • LO2. critically assessing the legacies of colonialism, and the causes and consequences of decolonisation in the making of postcolonial states in the twentieth century
  • LO3. demonstrate competency in research-informed academic writing and referencing, as well as competency in other written genres such as reports, briefing papers and literature reviews.

Unit outlines

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