Imperialism is the domination by
countries over others for political and economic objectives. Imperialism by force of arms
or through the economic and political power is common. Imperialism
is a policy choice, not an inevitable consequence of capitalism
according to Liberal Theory. Imperialism for colonies ended after World War II and a
expansionist nationalism of an advanced capitalist state
Imperialism also occurs in a
formal empire, with a ruling nation and colonized territories. Imperialism can also exist
where one nation exercises dominant influence over trade and investment which is now
called globalization with patterns of economic development, mass communication and mass society.
Imperialism as pattern was
learned from the behavior of other nations and
institutionalized into the domestic political processes of a state by a warrior class.
This warrior class will manufacture reasons to perpetuate its existence. Imperialism could
now aimed at settlement of problems caused by gaps between the international behavior of
enterprises and the nation-state system.
Eco-Imperialism is imposition of
industrialized country values and preferences on less powerful
nations. Resistance to global environmental governance and the idea of eco-imperialism
reflects the uncertainty of politics. Environmental protection is a luxury poor countries
cannot afford and notion tha wealthy countries have played a leadership role
in the protection of environment. Environmental imperialism and trade liberalization
threatens to accelerate this process.
- Ernest Mandel
Provides a history of the British Empires rise and decline, and the economic and
social transformations, but the Cultural Imperialism
argument has limitations. The economic and social change
in all the countries British Empire has touched.
NEOLIBERAL IMPERIALISM AND PAN-AFRICAN RESISTANCE Niels S. C. Hahn
Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of
Abstract: That neoliberalism cannot be analysed without also considering links to
imperialism and neocolonialism.
The Missionary Rhetoric of Robert Boyd - Justin Livingstone
Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh, Literature and Theology 2009
Abstract: Revisits the complexity of missionary involvement in colonialism,
and its rhetorical construction of otherness.
The Principle of Liberal Imperialism: Human Rights and Human Freedom in the Age of
Evangelical Capitalism - Jeff Noonan - Socialist Studies: The Journal of the
Society for Socialist Studies, Vol 2, No 1 (2006)
Abstract: The paper argues that the principle that underlies liberal imperialism is
conceptually incoherent. Liberal nations claim they have a duty to intervene in
non-liberal nations human rights violations.
Media Imperialism - Media imperialism revisited: some findings from the Asian case
Kalyani Chadha, Anandam Kavoori - Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 22, No. 4, 415-432
Identifies forces such as the dynamics of audience preference and local competition which
inhibit and restrict the proliferation of Western cultural production. With this empirical evidence, claims made by proponents of the
media imperialism thesis seem overstated in the Asian context.
Beyond Eco-Imperialism: An Environmental Justice Critique of Free Trade - Carmen G.
Gonzalez, Seattle University - School of Law - Denver University Law Review, Vol. 78, p.
Abstract: Industrialized country proposals to integrate environmental protection into the
WTO trade regime constitute environmental imperialism.
Moral Imperialism - In defence of moral imperialism: four equal and universal
prima facie principles - A Dawson, E Garrard - Journal of Medical Ethics
Abstract: It is moral imperialism that will provide universal moral principles.
Universalism and Imperialism: The True-False Paradox of International Law?
Emmanuelle Jouannet, Professor of International Law, Université Paris I
European Journal of International Law 2007 18(3):379-407; doi:10.1093/ejil/chm029
Abstract: This article examines one of the central recurrent questions in international
Beyond cultural imperialism: Cultural theory, christian missions, and global
modernity = Au-delà de l'impérialisme culturel: la théorie de la culture, les missions
chrétiennes et la modernité mondiale
DUNCH Ryan; University of Alberta, CANADA - History and theory ISSN 0018-2656
Abstract: Cultural imperialism has been an influential concept in the modern Christian
Cultural Imperialism : the United States in Latin America or "The Velvet Boot
of the Shameless Hussy" Hixson, Carol G., 1955-; Casto, Jane; Halloran, Jude
Abstract: Despite the ambiguous, cliche quality of the phrase, it is of the upmost
importance for understanding relations between developed and underdeveloped countries.
German Culture, Imperialism and Planetary Responsibility in the 18th Century
John K. Noyes (Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto)
Abstract: European expansionism forced German intellectuals to re-think virtually all
aspects of intellectual and cultural life in the 18th century. This resulted in a new way
of thinking about humanitys place in the world, and gave rise to the modern
awareness that the world is best viewed as a unity of diverse cultures.
and Globalisation - A panel planned for the confernce of the International
Studies Association, Chicago, February 20-24, 2001 - Fred W. Riggs
Abstract: How is corporate power deployed in the world? What are the spatial and sectoral
characteristics of the new corporate imperialism?
Linguistic Imperialism, linguistic democracy and English language teaching
Mohammad Aliakbari - Ilam University - Iran
Abstract: Ten contradictory arguments which put the native speakers hegemony in international uses of English under question.
Remarx: Imperialism and the Rhetoric of Democracy in the Age of Wall Street
Antonio Callari - Rethinking Marxism, Routledge, part of the Taylor \& Francis
Group, Volume 20, Issue 4, Number 4, p.700
Abstract: Links the new form of imperialism to the rise of a novel global crusade for bourgeois class democracy and argues that the resistance to
this imperialism requires the Marxism discouse to engage on the
idea of democracy.
Evaluating the Leninist Theory of Imperialism - Willoughby, John -
Science and Society; 59(3), Fall 1995, pages 320-38.
The Leninist theory of imperialism and its emphasis on the evolving forms of capital
accumulation remains centrally important.
Lenin, Imperialism, and the Stages of Capitalist Development
McDonough, Terrence - Science and Society; 59(3), Fall 1995, pages 339-67.
The Highest Stage of Capitalism" is also a key contribution to the Marxian theory of
stages of capitalism.
Lenin's Revolution in Time, Space and Economics and Its Implications: An Analysis
Birken, Lawrence - History of Political Economy; 23(4), Winter 1991, pages 613-23.
Despite the legitimizing term "Marxism-Leninism," Lenin accomplished a veritable
revolution in Marxist thought in his seminal work on imperialism.
Marxist theories of imperialism: A critical survey
Brewer, Anthony - Second edition, London and New York: Routledge, 1990, pages xi, 300.
Examines the recent trends in the development of capitalism and their analysis by
Postimperialism Revisited: The Venezuelan Wheat Import Controversy of 1986
Stander, Henricus J., III; Becker, David G. - World Development; 18(2), February 1990
Postimperialism is a conception of international capitalism with implications for the
behavior of transnational corporations in newly industrializing countries.
Postimperialism: International capitalism and development in the late twentieth
Becker, David G. et al., Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner, 1987, pages x, 252.
An overall report on postimperialism, commenting on various theories.
Imperialism and the anti-imperialist mind
Feuer, Lewis S. - Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1986, pages vi, 265.
Argues that neo-Marxists err when they point to the relative backwardness of colonial
people and blame imperialism on the advanced Western nations.
Toward a Neo-Institutionalist Theory of Imperialism, Willoughby, John, Review of Radical
Political Economics; 25(3), September 1993, pages 60-67.
John Hobson, Thorstein Veblen and the Phenomenon of Imperialism: Finance Capital,
Patriotism and War, Edgell, Stephen; Townshend, Jules, American Journal of Economics and
Sociology; 51(4), October 1992, pages 401-20.
Marx's Theory of Imperialism and the Irish National Question, Lim, Jie Hyun, Science and
Society; 56(2), Summer 1992, pages 163-78.
The Modern Theory of Imperialism, Marz, Eduard, Marz, Eduard. Joseph Schumpeter: Scholar,
teacher and politician. Translation, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1991,
pages 62-84. Previously published: .
Imperialism and Uneven Development: U.S. Policy in Taiwan and Nicaragua, Medley, Joseph
E., Review of Radical Political Economics; 21(3), 1989, pages 112-17
A Methodological Analysis of Dependency Theory: Explanation in Andre Gunder Frank, Ruccio,
David F.; Simon, Lawrence H., World Development; 14(2), 1986, pages 195-209
War, Imperialism and the State System: A Critique of Orthodox Marxism for the 1980s, Shaw,
Martin, Shaw, Martin, ed. War, State and Society. New York: St. Martin's Press: London:
Macmillan Press, 1984, pages 47-70.
Hobson's Theory of Imperialism and the Leninist Critique Thereof, Fitzgerald, Frank T.,
Economic Forum; 13(3), Winter 1982-83, pages 1-24.
Kalecki, Luxemburg, and Imperialism, Darity, William A., Jr., Journal of Post Keynesian
Economics; 2(2), Winter 1979 80, pages 223-30.
Rosa Luxemburg and the Impact of Imperialism, Lee, George, Economic Journal; 81(324), Dec.
1971, pages 847-62.