- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

‘Empire building’ or the domination by one country over others for political and economic gain.

Longer explanation

Over 2000 years ago Caesar helped build the Roman Empire by using military might to invade and conquer his neighbours. In the late 1700s/early 1800s France's Napoleon attempted to conquer continental Europe in much the same ...

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