Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Source

International Journal of Social Inquiry

Volume

1

Issue

2

Inclusive pages

3-36

Publisher

IJSI is published by Uludag University, Turkey in collaboration with James Cook University Queensland, Australia; RMIT University Melbourne, Australia and Washington State University, USA

Edition/Version

Special Issue: Understanding Globalization

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This paper describes how the forces of the United States Empire are key elements in describing the most recent process of globalization. Empires have always been the key actors in the waves of globalization throughout history. The Empire of the United States of America is not an exception to this history. Military, economic, cultural, and political integration and control from an imperial center are key elements in understanding the forces of globalization in the past and today. This paper describes these forces of globalization as they pertain to the largest and most powerful empire in world history.

Keywords

Keywords: Globalization, U.S. Empire, military, economic, cultural, and political

Disciplines

International Relations | Other Sociology | Sociology | Theory, Knowledge and Science

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