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Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations

Margaret Kohn and Keally McBride


Recent scholarship in political theory has focused on the treatment of colonialism in the writings of canonical thinkers such as Locke, Burke, Mill, Diderot, Tocqueville, Smith, and Kant, revealing the extent to which the subject of colonialism and imperialism dominated the minds of great thinkers as the colonial project took place. While such scholarship provides fascinating insight into the possible problems of enlightenment thought, it tends to ignore the voices of thinkers who spoke from the position of the colonized. This book fills a gap in postcolonial political critique by serving as a ... More

Keywords: postcolonial, comparative political thought, Gandhi, Ngugi, al-Afghani, Mariategui

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195399578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Kohn, author
University of Toronto
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Keally McBride, author
University of San Francisco
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