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  • By: József Böröcz & Mahua Sarkar
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Empires are supra-societal organizations that bind together smaller political units, which had previously been disjunct, into a single political system. The constituent units of an empire are ranked, and the location of each unit in the imperial hierarchy is fixed, with ...

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