The Resource 'Collaboration is a very delicate concept' : alliance-formation and the colonial defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957, Roel Frakking

'Collaboration is a very delicate concept' : alliance-formation and the colonial defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957, Roel Frakking

Label
'Collaboration is a very delicate concept' : alliance-formation and the colonial defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957
Title
'Collaboration is a very delicate concept'
Title remainder
alliance-formation and the colonial defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957
Statement of responsibility
Roel Frakking
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Collaboration is a Very Delicate Concept": Alliance-formation and the Wars of Independence in Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957’ is a case study in the interface between late colonial empires and colonized societies. Unlike traditional studies that continue to focus on British or Dutch (military-political) efforts to open specific avenues towards independence, the thesis analyses how local elites, their constituencies or individuals determined and navigated their own course - through violent insurgencies - towards independence. The thesis dispenses with (colonial) notions of 'loyalty' and 'colonized-colonizer'. Instead, it takes the much more fluid concept of local alliance formation and combines it with theories on territorial control to elucidate why certain individuals or groups co-operated with colonial authorities one moment only to switch to the freedom fighters’ side the next. In showing the complexities and ambiguities of association, the thesis advocates and executes an agenda that transcends the narrow politica ldiplomatic scope of decolonization to restore the agency and motivations of local political parties, communities and individuals. The red thread throughout the thesis, then, is that Indonesians, Chinese and Malays pursued their own, narrow - often violent - interests to survive and secure a (political) future beyond decolonization. Ultimately, the limits of alliance-formation are probed. The search for territorial control by colonial and anti-colonial forces necessitated zero-sum outcomes to pre-empt alliance breakdowns. As such, coercion remained the major motivational force during decolonization: coercion local communities participated in more than has been hitherto acknowledged in relation to the decolonization of Southeast Asia
Cataloging source
FIE
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Frakking, Roel
Date time place
Defence date: 8 May 2017
Dewey number
  • 959.504-Q
  • 959.803-Q
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2017.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Decolonization
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
Label
'Collaboration is a very delicate concept' : alliance-formation and the colonial defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957, Roel Frakking
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/46324
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor A. Dirk Moses, Supervisor (EUI/External Supervisor); Professor L. Riall, EUI; Professor M. Thomas, University of Exeter, external adviser; Professor P. Romijn, NOID Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-330)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088447013
Label
'Collaboration is a very delicate concept' : alliance-formation and the colonial defence of Indonesia and Malaysia, 1945-1957, Roel Frakking
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/46324
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor A. Dirk Moses, Supervisor (EUI/External Supervisor); Professor L. Riall, EUI; Professor M. Thomas, University of Exeter, external adviser; Professor P. Romijn, NOID Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-330)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088447013

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