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Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Daniel I. O`Neill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Edmund Burke, long considered modern conservatism's founding father, is also widely believed to be an opponent of empire. However, this book turns that latter belief on its head. It shows that Burke ... More


Introduction: Edmund Burke’s Conservative Logic of Empire

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book argues that Edmund Burke was a consistently conservative political thinker who ardently defended the British Empire in the eighteenth century. It explains how Burke's conservatism laid the ... More


The New World

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Edmund Burke's belief that the British Empire must be kept together and expanded in the New World. More specifically, it considers Burke's use of arguments based on ... More


Conclusion: Ornamentalism, Orientalism, and the Legacy of Burke’s Conservative Logic of Empire

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book has examined Edmund Burke's conservative understanding of civilization and the civilizing process as the basis for providing specific policy prescriptions for the various sites of the ... More


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