Anti-imperialism and anti-colonialism denote opposition to empire. Whereas the latter has been mostly understood as opposition to formal colonial rule in a narrow sense, the former has come to be defined ever more expansively. Particularly in the twentieth century, anti-imperialists resisted formal and informal means of control by stronger over weaker nations. Such resistance to empire emerged both in the colonies themselves and in the ruling metropolises but a sustained transnational anti-imperialist movement never emerged because both metropolitan and colonial anti-imperialists pursued separate agendas in their own respective communities.
|Title of host publication||The Encyclopedia of Empire|
|Place of Publication||Chichester|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2016|