Empire-Building


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Empire-Building

The act or practice of a manager or employee attempting to increase his/her influence over the company for which he/she works without regard for what is best for the company. A variety of factors may influence empire-building, such as the possibility for a higher salary or simply the prestige that comes from being an important person. Empire-building is frowned upon in most sectors, as it does not benefit shareholders and can in fact harm them if an empire-builder is neglecting the actual business at hand.
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Boeck has produced an accessible narrative of not only Russian empire-building but also more generally the collapse of an unique borderland, which he has situated in a thoughtful discussion of relevant theory and historiography.
For Kaplan, empire-building is not about using big armies to conquer people; it is a mess of squishy, microcosmic doings along the fuzzy border between war and diplomacy, prosecuted most effectively when it's all happening outside of the media spotlight (his own excepted, of course).
From the obsessive nature of crisis reporting in the media that ignores underlying problems and history, or summarizes them in a backward progression if at all, to propaganda as a tool of empire-building, to the ruthlessness of the police state in so-called "democracies" that get their hands as bloody as any fascist, An Ordinary Person's Guide To Empire spares nothing in its effort to show the raw, real, and often vicious truth.
But we have to address the other side of missionary work and to deal with the legacies of previous years, the empire-building years.
empire-building goes back at least to the manufactured hysteria over the sinking of the battleship Maine in Havana harbor in 1898.
Similarly, the growing British preoccupation with religious revival and empire-building produced a role for Elizabeth and her two most famous explorers, Drake and Raleigh, as emblems of a new, ecumenical national destiny (chap.
When the economy moves from stagnation into a major recession it would weaken the empire if the state was unable to foist the burden of recovery on the backs of the wage, salaried and small business groups and if the state was forced to reallocate resources and personnel from empire-building to the republic.
As the notions and pitfalls of empire-building are occupying U.
Bush and his empire-building colleagues would destroy hundreds of thousands of lives, both U.
If the council wants to play fair with its low paid staff - and with their taxpayers - let it put a stop to this constant bureaucratic empire-building and release money to where it will do most good.
Beckett in The Aristocracy in England 1660-1914 (1986), Robert Berdahl in The Politics of the Prussian Nobility (1988), and Dominic Lieven himself in Russia's Rulers Under the Old Regime (1989) have reminded us how significant a role British, German, and Russian aristocrats continued to play during a century preoccupied with industrialization, urbanization, bureaucratization, and empire-building in distant comers of the world.
Created by industry legend Sid Meier in 1991, Civilization instantly set the standard and defined a new genre of empire-building strategy games.