Definition of Imperialism

The Canada social science dictionary [1] provides the following meaning of Imperialism: Domination by one or more countries over others for political and economic objectives. It can be effected by force of arms or through the economic and political power exercised by state and corporate agencies. Imperialism is sometimes organized in a formal empire, with a ruling nation and colonized territories, but it can also exist where one nation or region exercises dominant influence over international trade and investment, patterns of economic development and mass communication. See: COLONIALISM / METROPOLIS-HINTERLAND THEORY in this legal dictionary and in the world encyclopedia of law.

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Notes and References

  • Drislane, R., & Parkinson, G. (2016). (Concept of) Imperialism. Online dictionary of the social sciences. Open University of Canada


Legal English Vocabulary: imperialism in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term imperialism into Spanish: imperialismo (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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