Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics

1st Edition

Olivia U. Rutazibwa, Robbie Shilliam

Published March 5, 2018
Reference - 466 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138944596 - CAT# Y205388


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Engagements with the postcolonial world by International Relations scholars have grown significantly in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Postcolonial Politics provides a solid reference point for understanding and analyzing global politics from a perspective sensitive to the multiple legacies of colonial and imperial rule.

The Handbook introduces and develops cutting-edge analytical frameworks that draw on Black, decolonial, feminist, indigenous, Marxist and postcolonial thought as well as a multitude of intellectual traditions from across the globe. Alongside empirical issue areas that remain crucial to assessing the impact of European and Western colonialism on global politics, the book introduces new issue areas that have arisen due to the mutating structures of colonial and imperial rule.

This vital resource is split into five thematic sections, each featuring a brief, orienting introduction:

  • Points of departure
  • Popular postcolonial imaginaries
  • Struggles over the postcolonial state
  • Struggles over land
  • Alternative global imaginaries

Providing both a consolidated understanding of the field as it is, and setting an expansive and dynamic research agenda for the future, this handbook is essential reading for students and scholars of International Relations alike.

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