Brailian Y. Colonial and postcolonial policy of Great Britain in the Caribbean (1930-s – 1983).

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Thesis for the degree of Candidate of Sciences (CSc)

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Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


The thesis is devoted to a comprehensive study of the colonial and postcolonial policy of Great Britain in the Caribbean in the 1930s –1983. The origins of British colonial policy in the Caribbean colonies since their formation in the XVII – XVIII centuries were retrospectively characterized. Mass manifestations of social disobedience in the British Caribbean colonies in the 1930s demonstrated the need to develop systemic changes in the political governance of these territories. The transition of London to the policy of federalization of the Caribbean colonies after the Second World War is traced. In the second half of the 1940s, the Ministry of Colonies launched a campaign to support the creation of the Federation of the West Indies, but British Guiana, British Honduras and Bermuda refused to participate. The Caribbean colonies gradually gained self-governing political power, but after 1948, mass migration from the region to the metropolis began, which testified to the continued existence of crisis phenomena in the politics and economy of these territories. The transformation processes in the Caribbean colonies after the collapse of the federal formation in 1962 until the completion of the decolonization of the region in 1983 within the East Caribbean Federation are highlighted. In this way, the colonies became associated states with their former metropolis, and the Westminster model of the political system was introduced, which had previously functioned fully only in the dominions.


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