Economic imperialism

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Other Names:
Dependence on economic imperialism

Abuse of economic power by one or more states in order to place other nations in a subordinate or client position constitutes economic imperialism. This abuse can take the form of effective foreign control of a nation's economy leaving the appearance but not the reality of sovereignty, for the dependent country.


Economic imperialism, in varying degrees, describes the relation of North to South, but it is also seen in some North-North and South-South contexts.

Related Problems:
Economic intimidation
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST