Postcolonial vs Capitalism - What's the difference?

postcolonial | capitalism |


As an adjective postcolonial

is following the end of colonial rule.

As a noun capitalism is

(politics|uncountable) a socio-economic system based on private property rights, including the private ownership of resources or capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.

postcolonial

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Alternative forms

*post-colonial

Adjective

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  • Following the end of colonial rule
  • In the postcolonial period, democracy alternated with military rule.
  • (philosophy) Of or pertaining to postcolonialism
  • a postcolonial theory of esthetics

    Derived terms

    * postcolonialism * postcolonialist * postcoloniality * postcolonially

    capitalism

    English

    Noun

  • (politics, uncountable) a socio-economic system based on private property rights, including the private ownership of resources or capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.
  • (economics, uncountable) a socio-economic system based on the abstraction of resources into the form of privately owned capital, with economic decisions made largely through the operation of a market unregulated by the state.
  • (countable) a specific variation or implementation of either such socio-economic system.
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