Impérialisme économique et impérialisme militaire américains

Mann, Michael
March 2008
Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales;mar2008, Issue 171/172, p20
Academic Journal
This paper defines the various types of empire seen in recent centuries and attempts to categorize American imperialism in these terms. It then discusses two recent intensifications of American imperialism: the US- headed neo-liberal floating dollar offensive that began in the 1970s, and the military imperialism intensifying during the 1990s and 2000s. It asks whether the two were closely connected as, for example, world systems theorists argue. It concludes they were not. They were pushed by different interest groups with different motivations and with very different consequences. Whereas the economic intensification was carefully calibrated to American interests and succeeded in preserving American global dominance, military intensification was much more ideological and emotional and has failed, to a degree undermining American dominance.


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