week8.2ppt - Imperialism & Colonialism Imperialism: Term...

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Imperialism: Term often associated with Eu empires.  Refers to extension of  sovereignty or control, direct or indirect, pol or ec, by one govt, natn, or soc  over another, together with ideas justifying this process.  Imperialism about  power, both as ends as means.  Underlying premise that imperial agent or natn  has inherent rt, based on moral or material superiority, to impose its own  preeminent values and techniques over an indigenous society or natn that it  regards as inferior.  More comprehensive term than colonialism. Colonialism: “domination of people of another culture” (Curtin), “a relationship  of dominance between an indigenous (or forcibly imported) maj and a  minority of foreign invaders.”  Generally dominant group small— administrators, missionaries, teachers, doctors, businessmen, mil, so on.   Rulers the colonizers; colonizers assert their superiority and right to rule. Colonization: one outcome of imperialism; process whereby people from imperial  country move and permanently settle in annexed regions. Informal Empires, e.g., US
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Theories of imperialism:  Lenin’s 1916 notion that  imperialism represents “monopoly stage of  capitalism.” Or stems from workings of, or flaws in workings of  Eu’s industrial, capitalist economies (J. A. Hobson,  1902, critic of expansion).  Need to expand to shore  up unstable industrial economies or develop  overseas markets and resources.   Pol, cultural, mil theories.  Important to recognize  extent to which Eu-dominated world system created  severe ec and pol crises that destabilized Asia,  J. A. Hobson
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2008 for the course SIS 200 taught by Professor Anandyang during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.

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