The Political and Moral Imperatives of the Bandung Conference of 1955. The Reactions of the US, UK and Japan. KWEKU AMPIAH.

The Political and Moral Imperatives of the Bandung Conference of 1955. The Reactions of the US, UK and Japan.

Folkestone. Global Oriental. 2007. Stock ID #102572

vii + 240pp, bibliography, index, dustjacket. Described as an epiphany for the Asian and African countries craving post-war independence from foreign domination, the Bandung (Indonesia) conference created a sense of critical mass between the states that became known as the Third World and the West in what was subsequently referred to as North-South relations. The US was particularly suspicious of neutralism, non-alignment, the spread of Communism and the growing menace of the Cold War; the UK took a similar view, but was especially concerned with the conference's impact on their African colonies; for Japan the conference encapsulated the now historic contradictory foreign policy pulls between subordination to a US-led hegemony and a desire for influence in Asia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars and students of International Politics, Post-war Diplomatic History, Decolonization, US Foreign Policy in the 1950s, Post-war Japanese Diplomacy and North-South and South-South Relations. Provides a re-evaluation of the conference as a whole, focusing in particular on the external influences and preoccupations impacting on the participants seen through three case studies involving the US, UK and Japan. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 102572).

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