The Liberal Ideal and the Demons of Empire: Theories of Imperialism from Adam Smith to Lenin

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As Great Britain and other Western nations built empires--both formal and informal--writers on economic and social questions developed theories to explain why and how advanced industrial states exercised control over colonial regions. Different schools of thought emerged: some anticipated the growth of a cosmopolitaneconomic order, others believed in a brutal imperialism necessary for an expanding capitalism, still others saw evil precapitalist forces at work. In The Liberal Ideal and the Demons of Empire, noted historian ...

The Liberal Ideal and the Demons of Empire: Theories of Imperialism from Adam Smith to Lenin 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801845406

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