Eurocentrism and Imperialism

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    The paradigm of development which gives prevalence to an interpretation-based “European exceptionalism” and “non-European backwardness” fails to explicate the reasons for the divide between “early comers” and “late comers” in the evolution and growth of human history and underplays the question of imperialism as the organizational pattern of the world to serve the interests of the “European Miracle.” The supposition that capitalist imperialism was/is a benevolent philanthropic model and pattern of political economic relations conducive to the establishment of a harmonious commonality deserves to be questioned and rejected as not consistent with past or present experience and reality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism
    EditorsZak Cope, Immanuel Ness
    Number of pages16
    Place of PublicationLondon and New York
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Publication date18 Aug 2019
    Article number13
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2019


    • Eurocentrism
    • Development
    • Social Change
    • Economic history
    • Imperialism


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