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Decolonising the Caribbean Decolonising the Caribbean

Dutch Policies in a Comparative Perspective

by Oostindie, Gert and Klinkers, Inge

Much has been written on the post-WW2 decolonization in the Caribbean, but rarely from a truly comparative perspective, and seldom with serious attention to the former Dutch colonies of Surinam, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. This book bridges both gaps. In their detailed analysis of Dutch decolonization policies since the 1940s, the authors examine not only political processes of decolonization, but also development aid, the Dutch Caribbean exodus to the metropolis, and cultural antagonisms. A balance is drawn both of the costs and the benefits of independence in the Caribbean. The authors skillfully contrast the decolonization process of Dutch Caribbean states with the current policies pursued in the non-sovereign Caribbean by France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Paperback, 284 pages, Bibliography, notes, index,

USD 21.95 / CAD 29.95

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