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Metropolitan Identities and Twentieth-Century Decolonization

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About this book


This book focuses on the role of the processes and mechanisms involved in metropolitan identity construction, maintenance, and change in twentieth century decolonization, an event integral to world politics but little studied in International Relations.


Identity norms constructivism decolonization Indonesia East Timor Britain India identity international relations Nation politics reform

About the authors

Lena Tan is Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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"Metropolitan Identities and Twentieth-Century Decolonization is an interesting, engaging, and original work. Lena Tan provides significant correctives to the existing scholarship on decolonization, resulting in a highly original contribution to the field. This will be a significant contribution not only to the literature on decolonization, but also, hopefully, on the literature on norms in international relations." Kevin Dunn, Professor of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, USA