Informal Empire and the Rise of One World Culture

  • Gregory A. Barton

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 198-254

About this book


Informal empire is a key mechanism of control that explains much of the configuration of the modern world. This book traces the broad outline of westernization through elite formations around the world in the modern era. It explains why the world is western and how formal empire describes only the tip of the iceberg of British and American power.


British History Global/World History Imperial History Environmental History Cultural history Modern history Figuration resistance transformation westernization

Authors and affiliations

  • Gregory A. Barton
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  1. 1.School of Humanities and Communication ArtsUniversity of Western SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31271-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31592-2
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