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作者 Barton, Greg (Gregory Allen), author
書名 Informal empire and the rise of one world culture / Gregory A. Barton
出版項 [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 0230232345
9780230232341 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  JC359 .B375 2014    在架上    30520020796943
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  321.03 B293    在架上    30550100569761
說明 ix, 254 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Cambridge Imperial and post-colonial studies series
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-245) and index
Models of Global Transformation -- The Idea of Informal Empire -- The Palmerstonian Project -- Informal Empire and Africa -- Informal Empire and the Americas -- Informal Empire and Asia -- Informal Empire and the Middle East -- United States and the Imperial Web -- Resistance
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
主題 Imperialism
Civilization, Western
History, Modern
Elite (Social sciences)
Politics and culture
Globalization
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