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A global history of decolonisation in the twentieth century. The paper focusses on questions of agency, power and violence in historical perspective.
This paper fosters a critical understanding of the complex and often violent process of decolonization and the making of independent nation-states in the twentieth century, drawing on case studies from key regions around the globe as well as contextualising these examples in broader developments.
|Paper title||Empires Strike Back: A Global History of Decolonization|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level points
- HIST 247
- Schedule C
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Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Miranda Johnson
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students will have
- A broad understanding of processes of global decolonization in the twentieth century
- A critical awareness of key scholarly debates about decolonization, anticolonialism, and the making of new states
- A refined capacity to engage with contemporary debates relating to the legacies of empire and postcolonial challenges by drawing on historical examples and conceptual definitions of decolonization