Connections 20065. Theories of Imperialism
This upper-level connection will examine the ways that nations have dealt with each other in the past and present, with focus on the imbalances of power that have led to imperialism. In Theories of International Relations, imperialism is examined through the many theoretical approaches that have been proposed over the past century, from J. A. Hobson to Robinson and Gallagher. In European Imperialism, theories are compared with the actual history of imperial expansion. This connection will allow students to think about the ways that state power, economic strength, technological advances and ideology have been used as tools of domination.