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Empire

Author : Michael Hardt
ISBN : 0674038320
Genre : Philosophy
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Imperialism as we knew it may be no more, but Empire is alive and well. It is, as Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri demonstrate in this bold work, the new political order of globalization. Their book shows how this emerging Empire is fundamentally different from the imperialism of European dominance and capitalist expansion in previous eras. Rather, today's Empire draws on elements of U.S. constitutionalism, with its tradition of hybrid identities and expanding frontiers. More than analysis, Empire is also an unabashedly utopian work of political philosophy.

Empires

Author : Michael W. Doyle
ISBN : 080149334X
Genre : History
File Size : 54. 16 MB
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Empire

Author : Alejandro Colás
ISBN : 9780745632513
Genre : History
File Size : 83. 13 MB
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The notion of empire has in recent years taken on a renewed importance in world politics. US foreign policy has in particular been associated with this concept by both critics and supporters of American global power. But what exactly is an empire? What distinguishes different forms of empire? Is this category still useful in a post-colonial world? These and other related questions are addressed in this historically informed conceptual introduction to the idea of empire. Alejandro Colás draws on interdisciplinary debates surrounding this disputed notion and offers a survey of different imperial experiences across time and place. Successive chapters consider the imperial organization of political space, the role of markets in sustaining imperial rule and the contradictory expressions of imperial culture. Colás argues that in each of these arenas we can establish differences among empires but also contrast imperial polities to other forms of political rule. In addition he suggests that the experiences and legacies of empire are key to an understanding of the world today, including forms of global governance and experiments in nation-building. Using wide-ranging examples, the book discusses some of the major theories of empire and imperialism in an accessible and engaging way. Above all, the text aims to bring the concept of empire alive to those concerned with contemporary world politics and society. It will be of great interest to those studying and teaching world history, international relations, comparative politics or global sociology.

Empire A Very Short Introduction

Author : Stephen Howe
ISBN : 9780191604447
Genre : History
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A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems, the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne empires of western European powers, have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. Meanwhile there is fierce argument, and much speculation, about what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics. Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalization', constitute a new imperial system? Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of 'empire' through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels 'empire', 'colonialism', etc., and examines the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Empire

Author : Jeremy Paxman
ISBN : 9780670919598
Genre : Great Britain
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The influence of the British Empire is everywhere: from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the way we send our troops to war, from the way we travel to the way we trade. In his brilliantly illuminating new book, Jeremy Paxman goes to the very heart of empire. As he describes the crazed end of General Gordon of Khartoum or the sweating domestic life of the colonial officer's wife, the importance of sport or the horros of battle, Paxman reveals the profound and lasting effect that the empire has had on all of us. 'A magnificent historian, and Empire may be remembered as Paxman's finest work. Told with great pace, a sharp eye for details, and prose that is clear and cogent.' Independent on Sunday 'Excellent. Paxman writes with wit and penetration, and every page of Empire can be read with relaxed pleasure.' Spectator 'A very engaging account, built mainly around dramatic incidents in exotic places and the lives of fascintating people, with a good sprinkling of jokes.' Guardian 'Shrewd and readable, effective and entertaining.' Observer

Empires

Author : Herfried Münkler
ISBN : 9780745638713
Genre : History
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Do the politicians in Washington dictate the rules that the rest of the world must follow? Or do empires have a logic of their own? This book analyses the characteristics of empires and traces the rise and fall of imperial powers. It also shows how empires provide stability, and examines the dangers they face when their powers are overstretched.

The End Of Empire

Author : Karen Dawisha
ISBN : 1563243695
Genre : History
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The collapse of the Soviet Union was part of a tumultuous process of imperial disintegration, new state-building, and potential imperial reconstruction unprecedented in recent decades. The daunting task of understanding the forces now in motion in Eurasia requires historical, comparative, interdisciplinary insights. This volume assembles an interdisciplinary group of scholars to construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct the Soviet empire in the context of Tsarist, Hapsburg, Ottoman, British, French and German precedents. Topics include: imperial development (Bruce Parrott and David Lake); imperial disintegration (Roman Szporluk, Soloman Wank and Michael Fry); peripheral successor states (Mark R. Bessinger, Dankwart A. Rustow, Robert I. Rotberg and Ali A. Mazrui); metropolitan successor states (S. Frederick Starr, Carole Find, Miles Kahler; and prospects (Hendrik Spruyt and Karen Dawisha).

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