A groundbreaking book that explains how the world's history of empires still shapes our lives and politics today.
For the first time in millennia we live without formal empires. But that doesn't mean we don't feel their presence rumbling through history. The Great Imperial Hangover examines how the world's imperial legacies are still shaping the thorniest issues we face today.
From Russia's incursions in the Ukraine to Brexit; from Trump's 'America-first policy' to China's forays into Africa; from Modi's India to the hotbed of the Middle East, Puri provides a bold new framework for understanding the world's complex rivalries and politics.
Organised by region, and covering vital topics such as security, foreign policy, national politics and commerce, The Great Imperial Hangover combines gripping history and astute analysis to explain why the history of empire affects us all in profound ways.
Samir Puri is a Lecturer in International Relations at the War Studies Department, Kings College, London. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Research Fellow at RAND. He regularly appears on news programmes in the US and UK, and has written for a number of publications, including the Guardian.
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