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ECON1005

Economics of Imperialism

The Economics of Imperialism
In this course we will examine several aspects of the economics of imperialism. It begins with a review of the several varieties of empire along with reading some of the "classics" on the subject by John Hobson, Charles Conant, Rudolf Hilferding, and others. Next will be a historical examination of the British Empire to review its economic causes and effects. Was it, as we are now increasingly told, a force for economic progress? Or was it a dressed-up form of plunder? The course concludes with a consideration of the notion of "The Imperialism of Free Trade" and the contemporary foreign economic policy of the United States. This course may count towards the economics major requirements as a 0200 level elective.
Subject:
Economics
Department:
Economics
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC WTR

Sections

Winter 2012

ECON1005A-W12 Lecture (Prasch)

Winter 2006

ECON1005A-W06 Lecture