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A Study, 1st Edition

By J.A. Hobson


386 pages

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Originally published in 1902, this study expands on the ideas of imperialism which were a key focus of many countries in the early twentieth century, particularly in Great Britain. Hobson starts by outlining the economic origins of imperialism with an analysis on methodology and results, before delving into the theory and practice of Imperialism and its political significance at the turn of the century. This edition was first published in 1938 and was completely revised to reflect the changes that occurred in world history from first publication. This title will be of interest to students of Politics or History.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Preface; Nationalism and Imperialism; Part 1: The Economics of Imperialism; 1. The Measure of Imperialism 2. The Commercial Value of Imperialism 3. Imperialism as an Outlet for Population 4. Economic Parasites of Imperialism 5. Imperialism Based on Protection 6. The Economic Taproot of Imperialism 7. Imperialist Finance; Part 2: The Politics of Imperialism; 1. The Political Significance of Imperialism 2. The Scientific Defence of Imperialism 3. Moral and Sentimental Factors 4. Imperialism and the Lower Races 5. Imperialism in Asia 6. Imperial Federation 7. The Outcome; Appendices

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HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century