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Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world as it is today. This book traces the broad and undeniable outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power. Barton examines how the imperial web of influence can justly be said to have revolutionized human thought and culture at every level and in every location. He concludes by warning that the open elites that characterized the Victorian age have given way to closed elites that manipulate the levers of the imperial web to the detriment of meaningful culture and human liberty.

About the Author

Gregory A. Barton is a Senior Fellow in the School of History at the Australian National University. He is an historian of British, world and environmental history and Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Britain and the World.

Table of Contents

1. Models of Global Transformation
2. The Idea of Informal Empire
3. The Palmerstonian Project
4. Informal Empire and Africa
5. Informal Empire and the Americas
6. Informal Empire and Asia
7. Informal Empire and the Middle East
8. United States and the Imperial Web
9. Resistance

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230232341
Author:
Barton, Gregory A.
Publisher:
Palgrave Schol, Print UK
Subject:
World
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Series:
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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