publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

The politics of regionalism and federation in East Africa, 1958-1964

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  • Published: 31 Oct 2018
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Recent scholarship discussing the ‘federal moment’ in world history after 1945 has re-examined alternatives to the nation-state in the years of decolonization, arguing against any inevitable transition from empire to nation. This article focuses on the case of East Africa, where federation seemed an attractive and likely prospect by 1963, yet never came to pass. Here, the politics of federation should be understood as a constitutive part of the contested nation-state-making process, rather than a viable alternative to it. For the leaders who initiated the politics of federation in the 1960s, regional unity promised the fu...
free text keywords: D1, DS, History, Regionalism (international relations), Federalist, Opposition (planets), Empire, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Politics, Scholarship, Political economy, World history, Centralisation
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