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dc.contributor.authorFerdinand, Malcom
dc.contributor.authorOostindie, Gert
dc.contributor.authorVeenendaal, Wouter
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-02T13:39:46Z
dc.date.available2019-10-02T13:39:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1715–2593
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/19969
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectdecolonizationen
dc.subjectequalityen
dc.subjectindependenceen
dc.subjectislandsen
dc.subjectnon-sovereignen
dc.subjectsub-national island jurisdictionsen
dc.subject.ddc304en
dc.titleA global comparison of non-sovereign island territories: the search for ‘true equality’en
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenor a great majority of former colonies, the outcome of decolonization was independence. Yet scattered across the globe, remnants of former colonial empires are still non-sovereign as part of larger metropolitan states. There is little drive for independence in these territories, virtually all of which are small island nations, also known as sub-national island jurisdictions (SNIJs). Why do so many former colonial territories choose to remain non-sovereign? In this paper we attempt to answer this question by conducting a global comparative study of non-sovereign jurisdictions. We start off by analyzing their present economic, social and political conditions, after which we assess local levels of (dis)content with the contemporary political status, and their articulation in postcolonial politics. We find that levels of discontent and frustration covary with the particular demographic, socio- economic and historical-cultural conditions of individual territories. While significant independence movements can be observed in only two or three jurisdictions, in virtually all cases there is profound dissatisfaction and frustration with the contemporary non-sovereign arrangement and its outcomes. Instead of achieving independence, the territories’ real struggle nowadays is for obtaining ‘true equality’ with the metropolis, as well as recognition of their distinct cultural identities.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameIsland Studies Journal
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol14en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2019
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.24043/isj.75en
dc.identifier.urlsitehttps://doi.org/10.24043/isj.75en
dc.contributor.countryeditoruniversityotherNETHERLANDS
dc.subject.ddclabelFacteurs d'influence sur les comportements sociauxen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
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dc.date.updated2019-10-02T13:34:34Z
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