Definition of neocolonialism in English:



  • [mass noun] The use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control or influence other countries, especially former dependencies.

    • ‘Out of misplaced idealism and humanitarian concern, many governments and organizations will condemn these new conditions as neocolonialism or undue interference in the internal affairs of another country.’
    • ‘The unilateral imposition of these standards upon nations throughout the world is no less than a form of neocolonialism and economic oppression.’
    • ‘In this manner, hybrid construction as a cultural phenomenon of neocolonialism becomes a cultural strategy of decolonization.’
    • ‘Women are the most marginalized group due to globalization and neocolonialism sponsored by the North.’
    • ‘Capitalism, colonialism, neocolonialism, Marxism, literary ignorance, cultural arrogance, fear, and just about every other form of human perversity become the enemy.’
    • ‘What Rousseau called the inferior ‘freedom’ of the state of nature may indeed be preferable to the violence and terror of slavery, and perhaps even to the soft contemporary dependency of neocolonialism.’
    • ‘They also have had an impact on activists in the Third World, especially when they have tried to define the proper role for progressive, often Westernized intellectuals in the movements against colonialism and neocolonialism.’
    • ‘For some, it smacks of imperialism and neocolonialism.’
    • ‘The French invented a version of neocolonialism to protect French economic interests by maintaining order.’
    • ‘After the war, he opposed peacetime conscription, denounced British neocolonialism, praised the United Nations, and criticized congressional isolationists.’
    • ‘These workers, I argue, are the pivotal figures for neocolonialism because they live, as accidental immigrants, through the transition from colonialism to neocolonialism.’
    • ‘Moreover, contrary to the communist accusations of neocolonialism, these terms were costly to the US.’
    • ‘It describes a relationship marked, in the past, by power and mediated through old colonial ties and, currently, through the cultural and economic presence of neocolonialism.’
    • ‘This has great significance in a society that is based on ownership, accumulation, the market, and neocolonialism.’
    • ‘This last section of the meditation recalls the internationalism and awareness of struggles against colonialism and what would now be called neocolonialism that characterized the circles that Ellison and Wright frequented.’
    • ‘Not only that, Paris has balked at US demands that it and other countries fork over tens of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of troops, no questions asked, to bolster a US-run exercise in neocolonialism.’
    • ‘In the light of continued inequality and ill-concealed neocolonialism that, more often than not, also came in the wake of independence, the literary reaction to nationalism was not positive, with a few notable exceptions.’
    • ‘Philippine nationalists and others have dubbed these postwar relations neocolonialism.’
    • ‘His Moorish lineage does not absolve the majority from political responsibility; instead it draws attention to the spread of neocolonialism in business and politics.’
    • ‘These diasporic texts consistently hark back to colonialism and neocolonialism.’