The Political Economy of Imperialism

Critical Appraisals

  • Ronald M. Chilcote

Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ronald H. Chilcote
      Pages 1-16
  3. Imperialism: Its Legacy and Contemporary Significance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. M. C. Howard, J. E. King
      Pages 19-40
    3. Michael Barratt Brown
      Pages 41-63
    4. Anthony Brewer
      Pages 65-83
  4. Imperialism and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. J. M. Blaut
      Pages 127-140
  5. Globalism or Imperialism?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Samir Amin
      Pages 157-168
    3. Prabhat Patnaik
      Pages 169-179
    4. James Petras
      Pages 181-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-270

About this book


This book brings together important essays by distinguished scholars who have devoted past attention to the study of imperialism and development. It comple­ ments an anthology of previously published essays that brings together important theoretical perspectives around the issues and debates on these themes; this volume will be published by Humanity Press (forthcoming). Both projects relate to a lengthy chapter "Theories of Imperialism," which will be published in my book The­ ories of Comparative Political Economy (Forthcoming). These projects represent a culmination of many years of teaching in both economics and political science. During that time I taught two political science courses on development and under­ development, but I was unable to convince my colleagues of the usefulness of a course on imperialism that linked historical issues and debates with the more recent developmental literature. When in 1990 I was welcomed into economics, my col­ leagues endorsed a graduate seminar on the political economy of imperialism. Thus, this volume evolved out of that experience in an effort to encourage new analysis that reflects retrospectively on past contributions as well as the prospects for impe­ rialism and development in the contemporary world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald M. Chilcote
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5895-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4409-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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