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Ett Imperium På Nedgång?: En studie av USA: s Imperium

Samuelsson, Mattias (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This is a thesis about the American empire. I also focus my work to see if this American empire is declining. The two main questions I ask and want to answer in this thesis are: is America an empire and is it in decline?

I first conclude that America has been an empire ever since the end of the Second World War. The sheer military and economic power of the American empire matches and exceeds the ones before them. The way the US dictate power both in America and across its borders shows that they are not bothered about agreements and treaties that do not suit them. They try to promote and force states to join the capitalistic train and I therefore call them the empire of the free market. Concerning if it is in decline I use two sets of... (More)
This is a thesis about the American empire. I also focus my work to see if this American empire is declining. The two main questions I ask and want to answer in this thesis are: is America an empire and is it in decline?

I first conclude that America has been an empire ever since the end of the Second World War. The sheer military and economic power of the American empire matches and exceeds the ones before them. The way the US dictate power both in America and across its borders shows that they are not bothered about agreements and treaties that do not suit them. They try to promote and force states to join the capitalistic train and I therefore call them the empire of the free market. Concerning if it is in decline I use two sets of interlinked theories to my study. Paul Kennedys theory of imperial overstretch and a theory of empire resistance. The mix of too much obligations and interests combined with heavy resistance has made empires crumble before. The conclusion is even tough the empire has a lot to deal with it has an ability to change to circumstances and overcome. (Less)
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Samuelsson, Mattias
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Empire, USA, Decline, 'Imperial overstretch', 'Free market', Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1316372
date added to LUP
2009-01-08
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2009-01-28
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  abstract     = {This is a thesis about the American empire. I also focus my work to see if this American empire is declining. The two main questions I ask and want to answer in this thesis are: is America an empire and is it in decline?

I first conclude that America has been an empire ever since the end of the Second World War. The sheer military and economic power of the American empire matches and exceeds the ones before them. The way the US dictate power both in America and across its borders shows that they are not bothered about agreements and treaties that do not suit them. They try to promote and force states to join the capitalistic train and I therefore call them the empire of the free market. Concerning if it is in decline I use two sets of interlinked theories to my study. Paul Kennedys theory of imperial overstretch and a theory of empire resistance. The mix of too much obligations and interests combined with heavy resistance has made empires crumble before. The conclusion is even tough the empire has a lot to deal with it has an ability to change to circumstances and overcome.},
  author       = {Samuelsson, Mattias},
  keyword      = {Empire,USA,Decline,'Imperial overstretch','Free market',Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ett Imperium På Nedgång?: En studie av USA: s Imperium},
  year         = {2008},
}