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Moral Imperialism

Bowden, Brett

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The term imperialism has been coupled to or prefixed by a wide range of labels and descriptors, many of them controversial or contested. Examples that readily come to mind include neo-imperialism, economic imperialism, cultural imperialism, liberal imperialism, humanitarian imperialism, democratic imperialism, Western imperialism, American imperialism, and the subject of this essay, moral imperialism. The level of controversy and contestation tends to depend on factors such as one's social,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBowden, Brett
dc.contributor.editorMonika Kirloskar-Steinbach
dc.contributor.editorGita Dharampal-Frick
dc.contributor.editorMinou Friele
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:57:38Z
dc.identifier.isbn9783495485415
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39865
dc.description.abstractThe term imperialism has been coupled to or prefixed by a wide range of labels and descriptors, many of them controversial or contested. Examples that readily come to mind include neo-imperialism, economic imperialism, cultural imperialism, liberal imperialism, humanitarian imperialism, democratic imperialism, Western imperialism, American imperialism, and the subject of this essay, moral imperialism. The level of controversy and contestation tends to depend on factors such as one's social, political, economic or cultural perspective. For many, to be accused of being an imperialist is a pejorative term, but over the years it has been regarded by some as a badge of honor and a measure of national esteem. Some flatly reject any form of imperialism in the belief that imperialism by its very nature assigns different moral worth to different peoples. In addition to exploring the nature of moral imperialism and its contested meanings and merits, the key point that I want to make in this essay is that all forms of imperialism have a moral dimension. Before I get to that topic, however, first it is helpful to discuss the nature and meaning of imperialism more generally.
dc.publisherVerlag Karl Alber
dc.relation.ispartofIntercultural Discourse - Key and Contested Concepts
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleMoral Imperialism
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160899 - Sociology not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9312240xPUB184
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBowden, Brett, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage213
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage220
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:55:01Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationFreiburg/Munchen
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