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What is an Empire? Assessing the postcolonial contribution to the American Empire Debate

Biccum, April


The American Empire Debate (AED) erupted in the late 1990s and prompted a research agenda among American international relations scholars that attempts to construct universal political theories of empire to answer the question of whether or not the United States is an empire. Conversely, postcolonial scholars have contributed to the AED without confronting the larger question at its root – what is an empire? This essay is a clarion call to postcolonial scholars and poses the following...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-06-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Interventions
DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2018.1487316


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