TopGroup 4 : Outline

Group 4 Imperiology : Outline

The Collapse and Restructuring of Empires and Transformation of the World System

With the study of empires currently thriving worldwide, this project is designed based on the fact that many of the regional powers currently on the rise in Eurasia have their roots in empires. The core objective of this study is to discover what kind of influence these regional powers’ imperial pasts have on their present-day political systems, worldviews and self-image, and to highlight the positions of the empires and regional powers within the world orders of various ages. In doing so, this study aims to create a theory of state based on a historical viewpoint. Specifically, this study will: