Political aspirations in the twentieth century are usually expressed in the political languages of western Europe and North America. In Latin America, Africa and Asia, however, in the movements of "national liberation" from colonial rule, in the justifications of new states, and in the opposition to such states, these aspirations have also drawn on other traditions, and invented new ones. Outside the West, the languages of modern politics and the ideas those languages embody are nowhere simple, and almost nowhere derivatively Western. But for students and scholars access to the relevant texts is not easy. Cambridge Texts in Modern Politics is intended to remedy this by providing editions in English (often for the first time) of texts that have been important in the politics of Latin America, Africa and Asia in the later nineteenth century and twentieth century, and that will continue in importance into the twenty-first century.
General Editors: John Dunn, King’s College, Cambridge; Geoffrey Hawthorn, Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge