Logic of Empire: economics of colonialism in fantastic fiction

Saturday May 27   06:00 PM to 06:45 PM (45 minutes)
Hotell Clarion Gillet - Akademien
Colonies are established for many reasons, and economics is often only one of them. Nonetheless, economic driving forces are often important, both for where colonies are established, as well as for what kind of colony is established in a specific location. This talk will look at some of what we know of the economics of real-world colonial empires, and compare with the economics of some colonies from fantastic fiction.

Lecture by Jesper Stage.