neocolonialism[-kə lō′nē əl iz′əm]
neocolonialism definition by Webster's New World
the survival or revival of colonialist exploitation by a foreign power of a region that has ostensibly achieved independence
neocolonialism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A policy whereby a major power uses economic and political means to perpetuate or extend its influence over underdeveloped nations or areas: “Strong elements of neocolonialism persist in the economic relations of the rich and poor countries” (Scientific American).
- neˌo·co·loˈni·al adjective
- neˌo·co·loˈni·al·ist noun
neocolonialism - Cultural Definition
The dominance of strong nations over weak nations, not by direct political control (as in traditional colonialism), but by economic and cultural influence.