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Author Oostindie, Gert
Title Decolonising the Caribbean : Dutch Policies in a Comparative Perspective
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2002
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Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. The Comparative Context: Fragmentation of the British West Indies and the Remnants of Empire -- The Colonial Period -- The Failure of the West Indian Federation -- Re-engagement: The Overseas Territories -- 2. The Comparative Context: The French départements d'outre-mer, Grandeur and Civilisation at a Price -- The Colonial Period -- Decolonisation through Integration -- Assimilation à la française -- 3. The Comparative Context: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Deadlocks in American Geopolitics -- The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's Status Debate -- The U.S.Virgin Islands: Unincorporated Territory -- 4. Dutch Rule in the Caribbean up until 1940: Careless Colonialism -- Failed Exploitation -- Colonial Administration -- Cultural Divides -- 5. The Dismantling of the Dutch Empire, 1940-1954 -- World War II, Powerless Dutch Colonialism and the Atlantic Charter -- In the Shadow of Indonesia -- The Round-Table Conferences -- The Charter of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1954 -- 6. The Failed Attempt at Model Decolonisation, 1954-1975 -- Exploring the Charter's Margins -- Turning Point: The 1969 Curaçao Revolt -- Negotiating the Independence of Suriname -- The Antillean Refusal -- 7. The Perpetuation of the Transatlantic Kingdom since 1975 -- The Aruban Status Aparte -- A New Dutch Agenda for the 1990s -- Deadlocks and the Margins of Autonomy -- Into the Twenty-First Century -- 8. Illusions and Benefits of 'Reciprocal Assistance': Development Aid -- Towards Structural Aid, 1954-1975 -- Aid to the Antilles and Aruba since 1975: Structural or Finite? -- AComparative Perspective -- 9. A Caribbean Exodus - 177 -- Prelude, 1954-1973 -- The Independence of Suriname and the Exodus, 1973-1980 -- The Antillean Exodus of the 1990s -- A Comparative Perspective
10. Cultural Exchange, Proximity and Distance -- Dutch Passport, Dutch Language? -- Reciprocal Cultural Exchange? -- A Comparative Perspective -- 11. Epilogue -- Dutch Caribbean Decolonisation in a Nutshell -- Caribbean Decolonisation: a Tentative Balance Sheet -- What Kind of Kingdom? -- The Future -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Indexes
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Oostindie, Gert Decolonising the Caribbean : Dutch Policies in a Comparative Perspective Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press,c2002 9789053566541
Subject Netherlands--Colonies--America
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Alt Author Klinkers, Inge
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