Empire, geopolitics and development

Amrita Chhachhi, Linda Herrera

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Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires (Edward Said, 2003).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1040
Number of pages20
JournalDevelopment and Change
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development


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