Concentrating on the age of High Imperialism, this course analyzes the policies pursued by the European powers and the United States with regard to Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as indigenous movements in these continents, which reacted to these policies. It also includes theories of imperialism developed in the 20th century.
Grading will be as follows:
Essay questions: 15
-Mid-term exam: 35%
-Final exam: 35%
*** If you do not come to class more than 3 times, you will not get any points for discussion.
It is required that students do not miss the exams (in the case of illness, a valid medical excuse has to be submitted within 3 days of absence).
Please refer to p. 41 of the general catalogue.
Readings: The reader includes the chapters of the following books and articles:
Jürgen Osterhammel, Colonialism. Princeton: M. Wiener, 1997.
Robert Aldrich, Greater France. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
P. J. Cain&A.G. Hopkins, British Imperialism, 1688-2000. London: Longman, 2001.
Rosa Luxemburg, the Accumulation of Capital-An Anti-critique. NY: Monthly Review, 1972.
V. I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. Peking: Foreign Languages, 1975.
Michael Howard, the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
John Springhall, Decolonization since 1945, New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Ronaldo Munck, “Dependency and Imperialism in Latin America” and Samir Amin, “Capitalism, Imperialism, Globalization” in the Political Economy of Imperialism, Critical Appraisals by Ronald M. Chilcote, Boston: Kluwer, 1999.