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Imperialism

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

Imperialism—a relationship between societies that leads to the economic, political, and social systems of subordinated societies being oriented toward serving the interests of another—has played a fundamental role in the formation of a single global economy and the modern state system. ...

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