Self-government and self-determination as colonial tools: British policy-makers in transition

In the context of the 80th anniversary of the Atlantic Charter and Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, this conference seeks to reflect on understandings of sovereignty, self-determination and self-government, their place in public discourse and their translation into British policies – local, national and international. 

Chair: Mark Reeves, UNC-Chapel Hill

  • Naïma Magetti, University of Geneva: ‘Self-government at the heart of the post-war British colonial rhetoric (1945-1955)’
  • Kushboo Mangroo, Université de Poitiers: ‘Sovereignty and self-determination in the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory’

This panel session was part of the Afterlives of the Atlantic Charter: sovereignty, self-determination and self-government in British politics since 1941 Conference which was organised and supported by Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institut universitaire de France, Université de Picardie Jules Verne/CORPUS and Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin/CHCSC.

Author: 
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Speaker(s): 
Naïma Magetti and Kushboo Mangroo
Event date: 
Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 1:00pm