Decolonization and Empire

Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond

John S. Saul

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Three Essays Collective, 55b2250e58d4b

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In this book John Saul examines the grim reality of post-liberation southern Africa and also the forms of resistance that the re-subordination of the continent now calls for. In the process he exposes and contests the rhetoric that serves as apologia for the “Empire of Capital,” and shows the linkages between inequalities and injustices reinforced by the ‘free’ market on the one hand and, on the other, by the assertive religiosity and ethnic messianism that the “Empire” helps to emerge and then uses as “justification” for renewed imperialist intervention. His book makes a significant contribution to the discussion on Imperialism and resistance to it in the present day.

John S. Saul

A professor emeritus of political science at York University, Toronto, John Saul has had a long and distinguished career as writer, teacher and activist in both Canada and southern Africa. As part of his involvement and concern with national liberation movements in Africa, he has participated in many committees with leaders of these movements, and interacted with them on issues of strategies and policies.

He has authored and co-authored some 20 books on Africa and more general development issues, and is considered an authority on the region. Among his most famous books are essays on the Political Economy of Africa (with Giovanni Arrighi), Recolonization and Resistance: southern Africa in the 1990s, The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa.