The Last Colonies

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Political Science - 352 pages
The handover of Hong Kong to China focused attention on the colonies that remain in what is supposed to be a postcolonial world. This paradox lies at the heart of this comprehensive and authoritative book, which is about the last colonies, those remaining territories formally dependent on metropolitan powers. It discusses the surprisingly large number of these territories, mainly small isolated islands with limited resources. The Last Colonies provides a broad-based and provocative discussion of decolonization, and interdependence in the modern world, from a unique and original perspective.

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John Connell is a professor of geography at the University of Sydney and a writer. He is the co-author, with Chris Gibson, of Outback Elvis: The story of a festival, its fans & a town called Parkes (2017). Their other books include Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia (2014), Festival Places (2011), Music and Tourism: On the Road Again (2005) and Sound Tracks: Popular Music, Identity and Place (2003).

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