Anti-Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Empire
EditorsJohn Mackenzie
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781118440643
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016


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