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Great Power Politics in the Age of Imperial Expansion, 1856–99

Dale C. Copeland

in Economic Interdependence and War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161587
eISBN:
9781400852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161587.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the forty-five-year period after the Crimean War when great powers of all stripes fell into an intense competition for formal political control over third-party territories. The ... More


Non-Self-Governing Territories: the Law and Practice of Decolonization

JAMES CRAWFORD

in The Creation of States in International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199228423
eISBN:
9780191714375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228423.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Before 1945, there was very little general international concern with colonial issues, and still less with the progress of colonised peoples to self-government. At the San Francisco Conference, ... More


Conquest 1

Alan Atkinson

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the meaning, method, and practice of conquest in Australia. It suggests that the continent and islands of Australia were claimed for the British Empire in an interlinked chain ... More


Boundaries

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is a response to Richard Tuck's paper on making and unmaking boundaries in a natural law perspective. It vindicates (in principle) the establishing of colonial territories, with ... More


French coopération in the field of education (1960–1980): a story of disillusionment

Samy Mesli

in Francophone Africa at fifty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719089305
eISBN:
9781526135858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089305.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Sami Mesly investigates the cultural dimension of continuities between France and various states of ‘Francophone Africa’, as expressed through the co-operation agreements between the independent ... More


The Lion and the Mouse: Overconfidence and the American Revolution

Dominic D. P. Johnson

in Strategic Instincts: The Adaptive Advantages of Cognitive Biases in International Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691137452
eISBN:
9780691185606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137452.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter looks at a case study of the American Revolution to suggest that George Washington and the birth of the United States benefited in no small measure from a remarkable confidence. It ... More


The “Decolonization” of Names: National Identity and the Selection of Patriotic Place Names

Marial Iglesias Utset

in A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, 1898–1902

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833988
eISBN:
9781469603131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877845_iglesias_utset.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows that countries that once were colonial territories still carry with them signs and traces of names from earlier epochs. During the initial years of conquest, the “virgin lands” of ... More


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