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Politics

Cover for Administering the Empire, 1801-1968: A Guide to the Records of the Colonial Office in the National Archives of the UK Administering the Empire, 1801-1968: A Guide to the Records of the Colonial Office in the National Archives of the UK
Mandy Banton
September 11, 2020

Popular guide to colonial and Commonwealth records at The National Archives, available from September 2020 as a free Open Access edition.

Administering the Empire, 1801-1968 is an indispensable introduction to British colonial rule during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It provides an essential guide to the records of the British Colonial Office, and those of other departments responsible for colonial administration, which are now held in The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

As a user-friendly archival guide, Administering the...

Cover for Natural Resource Development and Human Rights in Latin America: State and non-state actors in the promotion of and opposition to extractivism Natural Resource Development and Human Rights in Latin America: State and non-state actors in the promotion of and opposition to extractivism
Malayna Raftopoulos, Radosław Powęska (eds)
May 22, 2020

Contemporary development debates in Latin America are marked by the pursuit of economic growth, technological improvement and poverty reduction, and are overshadowed by growing concerns about the preservation of the environment and human rights. This collection’s multidisciplinary perspective links local, national, regional and transnational levels of inquiry into the interaction of state and non-state actors involved in promoting or opposing natural resource development. Taking this approach allows the book to contemplate the complex panorama of competing visions, concepts and...

Cover for Reconciling Rwanda: Unity, Nationality and State Control Reconciling Rwanda: Unity, Nationality and State Control
Jennifer Melvin
May 1, 2020

In July 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) set out to stabilise and secure Rwanda, a country decimated by genocide. This mandate was later extended to include the herculean task of promoting unity and reconciliation to a population torn apart by violence. More than two decades later, these goals appear to have been achieved. Beneath the veneer of reconciliation lies myriad programmes and legislation that do more than seek to unite the population - they keep the RPF in power. In Reconciling Rwanda: Unity, Nationality and State Control, Jennifer Melvin analyses the highly...

Cover for A World You Do Not Know: Settler Societies, Indigenous Peoples and the Attack on Cultural Diversity A World You Do Not Know: Settler Societies, Indigenous Peoples and the Attack on Cultural Diversity
Colin Samson
April 24, 2020

A World You Do Not Know explores the wilful ignorance demonstrated by North America’s settlers in establishing their societies on lands already occupied by indigenous nations. Using the Innu of Labrador-Quebec as one powerful contemporary example, Colin Samson shows how the processes of displacement and assimilation today resemble those of the 19th century as the state and corporations scramble for Innu lands. While nation building, capitalism and industrialisation are shown to have undermined indigenous peoples’ wellbeing, the values that guide societies like the Innu are...

Cover for Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond
Jack Webb, Roderick Westmaas, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, William Tantam (eds)
February 18, 2020

In recent years, academics, policy makers and media outlets have increasingly recognised the importance of Caribbean migrations and migrants to the histories and cultures of countries across the Northern Atlantic.

Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation furthers our understanding of the lives of many of these migrants, and the contexts through which they lived and continue to live. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between Caribbean migrants and processes of...

Cover for Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope
Nancy Nicol, Adrian Jjuuko, Richard Lusimbo, Nick J. Mulé, Susan Ursel, Amar Wahab, Phyllis Waugh (eds)
August 20, 2018

Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope is an outcome of a five-year international collaboration among partners that share a common legacy of British colonial laws that criminalise same-sex intimacy and gender identity/expression. The project sought to facilitate learning from each other and to create outcomes that would advance knowledge and social justice. The project was unique, combining research and writing with participatory documentary filmmaking. This visionary politics infuses the pages of the anthology.

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Cover for Brazil: Essays on History and Politics Brazil: Essays on History and Politics
Leslie Bethell
June 29, 2018

Published to mark his 80th birthday, this volume consists of seven essays by Leslie Bethell on major themes in modern Brazilian history and politics: Brazil and Latin America; Britain and Brazil (1808-1914); The Paraguayan War (1864-70); The decline and fall of slavery (1850-1888); The long road to democracy; Populism; The failure of the Left. The essays are new, but they draw on book chapters and journal articles published (mainly in Portuguese) and public lectures delivered in the ten years since his retirement as founding Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian...

Cover for Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change
Corinne Lennox, Matthew Waites (eds)
June 21, 2018

Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people.

Human Rights, Sexual...