Perspectives on Imperialism and Decolonization (1984) is a key collection of essays that analyse from many sides the growth and demise of Western imperialism. They examine imperial history, the experience of imperialism, and offer new thoughts on British decolonization.
1. Introduction: Freddie Madden Michael Brock Part 1. Perspectives on Imperial History 2. Can Humpty-Dumpty be put together again? Imperial History in the 1980s David Fieldhouse 3. Colonialism French-Style, 1945–55: A Retrospective View Kenneth Robinson 4. Imperial Theory and the Question of Imperialism after Empire Ronald Robinson Part 2. Imperial Experience: Sentiment, Demography and Power 5. Thomas Day and the Politics of Sentiment Paul Langford 6. The March of Everyman: Mobility and the Imperial Census of 1901 Colin Newbury 7. British Foreign Policy and the Influence of Empire, 1870–1920 Paul Hayes Part 3. Interpreting British Decolonization 8. Transfer of Power in India: A ‘Re-statement’ of an Alternative Approach Gowher Rivzi 9. The Mediator’s Moment: Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and the Antecedents to the Cripps Mission to India, 1940–42 D.A. Low 10. The Imperial Factor in British Strategies from Attlee to Macmillan, 1945–63 R.F. Holland 11. British Decolonization since 1945: A Pattern or a Puzzle? John Darwin