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POLI 244 Lecture Notes - Neocolonialism, Manifest Destiny


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POLI 244
Professor
Stephen Saideman

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Spreading control of a country around the globe
Actors and Interests
Who's interested in expansion?
Liberal approach
Corporations
Small powerful groups wanted expansion
Marxist approaches
Capitalist class
Competition amongst capitalist states
Realism
States as actors
Punchline for IV
Defining interests require knowing whose interests matter
Key actors are?
Institutions
Early democracy
Nationalism
Duty to expand and be great
Popular to dominate the others
Manifest destiny
Racism
Superiority of Europeans
Duty to civilize the non-western world
Interactions
Competition
Scramble for Africa
Source of power
Choose or lose?
Imbalances of power
Strong always dominates the weak
Consequences
Boundaries do not match up population distribution
Resources removed without much invested
Warped social structures
Slavery
Divide and rule
Ethnic strife
Weak institutions
Neo-colonialism
Continued domination through other means
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