Imperialism Past and Present, Hardback Book


After a long hiatus, when it was seemingly banished to the wilderness of esoteric academic debate, imperialism is back as one of the buzzwords of the day.

In the past decade in particular, scholars, policy-makers and political pundits have been using the term with increasing frequency in their commentary on contemporary international relations.

Many have invoked it as an old specter only to nervously deny its contemporary applicability.

Meanwhile, the term hascontinued to be applied to a diverse range of economic, political, cultural and linguistic phenomena.

The sudden popularity of the term has created confusion about what it means and why we should care about it.

Regardless of whether it is used as an invective or an ideal, imperialism has turned into anall-encompassing buzzword that many use, though few can really define.

Imperialism Past and Present seeks to clarify the prevailing confusion and provide a clear, concise account of imperialism, as well as to introduce readers to the fundamental logic, as well as the complex manifestations of imperialism.

It also aims to offer a succinct review and interpretation of the complex experiences that constituted the history of imperialism.

The authors contend that imperialism remains at the heart of recent events and ongoing processes that define contemporarypolitics, and they look at the way that it applies in the post-Cold War period.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780199397891


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