The dynamics of global dominance. European overseas empires 1415-1980.
Paperback, in-8, viii + 524 pp., illustrated, tables, appendix, bibliography, index. ISBN 0-300-09314-4. This book has been highly acclaimed as a major advance in the study of colonialism. 'West European countries (...) occupied (in 1913, LT) only 1,6 percent of the world's land area but controlled an additional 41.3 percent.' (based on CLARK, The Balance Sheet of Empire - 1936) (p. 87) Belgium with its own little territory of 30.000 km², controlled 2.385.000 km² at that time. Great Britain controlled 31.692.000 km². A. is prof political science at Stanford.