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Securitising Decolonisation - The Silencing of Ewe and Togoland Unification under United Nations Trusteeship 1945-1960 - cover

Securitising Decolonisation - The Silencing of Ewe and Togoland Unification under United Nations Trusteeship 1945-1960

Julius Heise

Publisher: transcript Verlag

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Summary

With the right to petition the United Nations, the Ewe and Togoland unification movement enjoyed a privilege unmatched by other dependent peoples. Using language conveying insecurity, the movement seized the international spotlight, ensuring that the topic of unification dominated the UN Trusteeship System for over a decade. Yet, its vociferous securitisations fell silent due to colonial distortion, leaving unification unfulfilled, thus allowing the seeds of secessionist conflict to grow. At the intersection of postcolonial theory and security studies, Julius Heise presents a theory-driven history of Togoland's path to independence, offering a crucial lesson for international statebuilding efforts.
Available since: 05/31/2024.
Print length: 767 pages.

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