France's Overseas Frontier: Departements et territoires d'outre-mer

France's Overseas Frontier: Departements et territoires d'outre-mer

By: John Connell (author), Robert Aldrich (author)Paperback

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This 1992 book is a full-length study in English of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies which have not gained their independence but remain part of France as the departements et territoires d'outre-mer (DOM-TOMs). More recent French governments have shown a determination to retain these possessions, despite independence movements (notably in New Caledonia) and international criticism. The authors' comprehensive description of the history, economy, geography and politics of the DOM-TOMs will make this the standard English reference on France's overseas territories.


Maps; Tables; Preface; 1. Overseas France; 2. The colonial heritage; 3. Decolonisation and institutional change since 1940; 4. Population and society; 5. Economic change: from production to consumption; 6. Culture, identity and national consciousness; 7. The shape of politics in the DOM-TOMs; 8. Towards independence?; 9. The DOM-TOMs and the wider world; 10. The ties that bind; Notes; Bibliographical essay; Glossary; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521030366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780521030366
  • weight: 524
  • ISBN10: 0521030366

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