How does our colonial past echo through today's global politics? How have former empire-builders sought vindication or atonement, and formerly colonized states reversal or retribution? This groundbreaking book presents a panoramic view of attitudes to empires past and present, seen not only through the hard politics of international power structures but also through the nuances of memory, historiography and national and minority cultural identities.
Bringing together leading historians, political scientists and international relations scholars from across the globe, Echoes of Empire emphasizes Europe's colonial legacy while also highlighting the importance of non-European power centres – Ottoman, Russian, Chinese, Japanese – in shaping world politics, then and now. Echoes of Empire bridges the divide between disciplines to trace the global routes travelled by objects, ideas and people, and forms a radically different notion of the term 'empire' itself. This will be an essential companion to courses on international relations and imperial history as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in Western hegemony, North–South relations, global power shifts and the longue durée in world politics.
Kalypso Nicolaidis is Professor of International Relations at St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK.
Berny Sèbe is Lecturer in Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Gabi Maas holds a PhD in Imperial History from St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK.
Table of Contents
Echoes of Empire: A Multi-Disciplinary Appraisal; Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Berny Sèbe and Gabrielle Maas PART I: COLONIALISM AND MODERNITY: VIEWS FROM THE RECEIVING END 1. Imperial Parasitism: British Explorers and Africa's Empires; Dane Kennedy 2. Colonial Modernities: A View from the Imperial Verandah, c. 1880–1960; Jan-Georg Deutsch 3. Echoes of Empire and Democracy in South Asia ; Sarmila Bose 4. Monarquía, Imperio, República, Repúblicas: Latin America and its Imperial Past; Jean-Frédéric Schaub 5. Epilogue, Echoes of European Colonialism in South America; Juan José Rossi PART II: RETURN TO SENDER? IMPERIAL VISIONS, IMPERIAL LEGACIES 6. The Echoes of Rome in British and American Imperial Ideologies ; Ali Parchami 7. Towards Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Empires and their Echoes? The case for a European framework; Berny Sèbe 8. Between Memory, History, and Historiography: Contesting Ottoman Legacies in Turkey, 1923–2012; Nora Fisher Onar 9. Too soon to Find Imperial 'Echoes'? The Russian Empire ; Alexander Morrison 10. State of Insecurity: Self-Defence and Self-Cultivation in the Genesis of Japanese Imperialism; Christopher Harding 11. Epilogue, Analysing 'Echoes of Empire' in Contemporary Context: The Personal Odyssey of an Imperial Historian (1970s – present); John MacKenzie PART III: FROM IMPERIAL TO NORMATIVE POWER: THE EU PROJECT IN A POST-COLONIAL WORLD 12. Building Eurafrica: Reviving Colonialism through European Integration 1920–60; Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson 13. 'Echoes Of Colonialism' in the Negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements, 2001–8; Clara Weinhardt and Emily Jones 14. From the Soviet Bloc to the New Middle Age: East-Central Europe's Three Imperial Moments; Dimitar Bechev 15. The EU and its Eastern Neighbours: Why 'Othering' Matters; Elena Korosteleva 16. 'Southern Barbarians'? A Postcolonial Critique of EUniversalism ; Kalypso Nicolaïdis 17. Epilogue, Chinese Empire meets the West: A Centennial Hurdle for China; Zhu Liqun and Feng Jicheng PART IV: GLOBALISM: FROM THE COLONIAL TO THE POSTCOLONIAL WORLDS 18. The European Invention of Globalism; Karoline Postel-Vinay 19. Legal Child, Step Child: Brazil's and India's Globalisation Trajectories as Colonial Legacies; Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira 20. Echoes of Imperialism in LGBT Activism; Rahul Rao 21. From Anti-Colonial Movements to the New Social Movements; Robert Young 22. Colonisation and Globalisation; Jacques Frémeaux and Gabrielle Maas 23. Epilogue, After-Images of Empire; Bernard Porter Afterword; John Darwin