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In Praise of Empires : Globalization and Order - Deepak Lal

In Praise of Empires

Globalization and Order

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781403936394
Number Of Pages: 270

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In this timely and controversial book, economist Deepak Lal explores the twin themes of empires and globalization and discusses the place of the US in the current world order. In Praise of Empires argues that not since the fall of the Roman empire has there been a potential imperial power like the United States today, and asks the question: Is a US impirium needed for the globalization which breeds prosperity? What form should this empire take - a direct 'colonial' or 'indirect' empire? Will America be able and willing to run an empire? Lal explores the Islamic threat to the position of the US and the current 'war on terror'.

'A brilliant and provocative scourge of pious thinking on international

politics'- Paul Collier, University of Oxford



'In only 216 pages of tautly written, sharply worded and frankly exhilarating text, Lal sets out the case for imperialism in the modern world, and why the United states could bring untold benefits to the planet if only it could shrug off the notion, held ever since the Revolutionary War-era, that empires are bad things per se.' - Andrew Roberts, The Sunday Telegraph



'Controversial, but tight and historically well-informed.' - BBC History

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Peacep. 1
Empiresp. 3
From a British to an American Imperiump. 45
Challenges to the American Imperiump. 67
Prosperityp. 105
Liberal International Economic Ordersp. 107
The Challenges of Globalization: There Is No Third Wayp. 119
NGOs and Global Salvationismp. 143
Moralityp. 157
Habits of the Heartp. 159
Nationalism and Democracyp. 173
Toward an International Moral Order?p. 191
Summaryp. 205
Notesp. 217
Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9781403936394
ISBN-10: 1403936390
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1