Imperialism and colonialism

Clayton, P. (1996) Imperialism and colonialism. In: Enemies and passing friends: settler ideologies in twentieth-century Ulster. Pluto Press, pp. 9-32. ISBN 0745310117



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Many who see the Northern Ireland problem as the result of imperialism frequently overlook the fact that, although the territory was indeed originally part of the British expropriation of Ireland, it has remained under British jurisdiction largely because of the size and determined resistance of its settler population. Imperialism and settler colonialism in general are not identical; and in respect to the 'native' peoples, the imperial ideology of the metropolis has differed in important ways from the colonial ideology of settlers. The British and French empires have been the most extensively studied in this context, both being particularly relevant because they included two important settler colonies which fiercely resisted majority rule, namely Southern Rhodesia and Algeria. Works on Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, German and Belgian empires, however, draw very similar conclusions to those of the British and French (Alatas 1977:7).

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:settlers ideology, Ulster, sociology
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clayton, Dr Pamela
Authors: Clayton, P.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:Pluto Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1996 Pluto Press
First Published:London
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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