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.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 500 wds Proposal and bibliography (15%), 1x 2500 wds Final paper (40%), 1x 1500 wds Final exam (35%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Global Studies