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Author Passemiers, Lazlo, author.

Title Decolonisation and regional geopolitics : South Africa and the "Congo crisis", 1960-1965 / Lazlo Passemiers
Published Avingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series The Routledge global 1960s and 1970s ; 5
Routledge global 1960s and 1970s ; 5
Contents Setting the scene -- Centring Africa -- The First Republic, 1960-1965 -- South African involvement -- 1960-1963 -- 1963-1964 -- 1964-1965 -- South African motives and perceptions -- Motives -- Perceptions -- Conclusions -- An African battleground
Summary Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics argues that as much as the 'Congo crisis' (1960-1965) was a Cold War battleground, so too was it a battleground for Southern Africa's decolonisation. This book provides a transnational history of African decolonisation, apartheid diplomacy, and Southern African nationalist movements. It answers three central questions. First, what was the nature of South African involvement in the Congo crisis? Second, what was the rationale for this involvement? Third, how did South Africans perceive the crisis? Innovatively, the book shifts the focus on the Congo crisis away from Cold War intervention and centres it around African decolonisation and regional geopolitics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Lazlo Passemiers is a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Studies Group, University of the Free State, South Africa. He specialises in transnational histories of decolonisation in twentieth-century Southern Africa
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Subject Civil War (Congo : 1960-1965)
National liberation movements -- South Africa.
Diplomatic relations.
HISTORY -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- Central.
HISTORY -- Africa -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- South -- Republic of South Africa.
Military participation -- South African.
National liberation movements.
Public opinion, South African.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1960-1965 -- Foreign public opinion, South African
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- Civil War, 1960-1965 -- Participation, South African
South Africa -- Foreign relations -- 1948-1961.
South Africa -- Foreign relations -- 1961-1978.
Congo (Democratic Republic)
South Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351138138