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Title:The West and Southern Africa: Economic Involvement and Support for Liberation, 1960-1974
Authors:Taapopi, Leonard
Keenleyside, T.A.
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Geographic terms:Africa
colonial territories
South Africa
German Togoland
Subjects:national liberation movements
foreign investments
international relations
Economics and Trade
Military, Defense and Arms
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/484964
Abstract:No study has thus far attempted to establisch empirically whether or not there is, indeed, a relationship between the level of states' economic interests in colonial Southern Africa and the degree of their support for African liberation. This article fills that gap by comparing the economic involvement of then Western states (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the USA) in Southern Africa, measured in terras of 1) trade and 2) investment relationships, with their levels of official governmental support for African independence, measured on the basis of 1) their voting record on UN General Assembly resolutions dealing with colonialism in the region and 2) the level of their financial assistance to certain UN program related to decolonization efforts in Southern Africa. Attempted is to demonstrate that there is an inferential relationship between Western states' economic involvement in Southern Africa and the degree of their support for political change. Notes, tab., French sum.