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Global Inequalities in World-Systems Perspective: Theoretical Debates and Methodological Innovations

Global Inequalities in World-Systems Perspective: Theoretical Debates and Methodological Innovations

1st Edition

Manuela Boatca, Andrea Komlosy, Hans-Heinrich Nolte
September 29, 2017

During its 500-year history, the modern world-system has seen several shifts in hegemony. Yet, since the decline of the U.S. in the 1970s, no single core power has attained a hegemonic position in an increasingly polarized world. As income inequalities have become more pronounced in core countries,...

The World-System as Unit of Analysis: Past Contributions and Future Advances

The World-System as Unit of Analysis: Past Contributions and Future Advances

1st Edition

Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz
September 21, 2017

World-system analyses have recast the study of between- and within-nation country inequality as constituent aspects of a single field of inquiry: the study of inequality and social stratification as processes that always have been global in their very essence. World-system analyses maintain that...

Social Movements and World-System Transformation

Social Movements and World-System Transformation

1st Edition

Jackie Smith, MICHAEL GOODHART, Patrick Manning, John Markoff
October 20, 2016

At a particularly urgent world-historical moment, this volume brings together some of the leading researchers of social movements and global social change and other emerging scholars and practitioners to advance new thinking about social movements and global transformation. Social movements around...

Overcoming Global Inequalities

Overcoming Global Inequalities

1st Edition

Immanuel Wallerstein, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Christian Suter
January 29, 2016

This book examines the changing nature of global inequalities and efforts that are being made to move toward a more egalitarian world society. The contributors are world historical sociologists and geographers who place the contemporary issues of unequal power, wealth and income in a global...

Global Crises and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Global Crises and the Challenges of the 21st Century

1st Edition

Thomas Reifer
May 30, 2014

Despite prognostications of the "end of history," the 21st century has posed new challenges and a host of global crises. This book takes up the current global economic crisis in relation to new and changing dynamics of territory, authority, and rights in today's global system. The authors explore...

Mass Migration in the World-system: Past, Present, and Future

Mass Migration in the World-system: Past, Present, and Future

1st Edition

Terry-Ann Jones, Eric Mielants
February 28, 2011

Mass Migration in the World-System brings to light the multiple experiences of migrants across different zones of the world economy. By engaging wide-ranging ideas and theoretical viewpoints of the migration process, the labor market for immigrants, and the rights of migrants, this book provides an...

Asia and the Transformation of the World-System

Asia and the Transformation of the World-System

1st Edition

Ganesh K. Trichur
August 30, 2010

In this collaboratively authored book world-system scholars critically synthesize Asia's re-emerging centrality despite the myriad financial crises that have punctuated the end of the U.S.-dominated Cold War world order. From different vantage points the authors review the turbulent landscape of...

Islam and the Orientalist World-system

Islam and the Orientalist World-system

1st Edition

Khaldoun Samman, Mazhar Al-Zo'by
October 30, 2008

Featuring Immanuel Wallerstein, Joseph Massad, Marnia Lazreg, and other well-known and emerging new authors, this book seeks a more accurate understanding of Islam and Islamic societies' role and relations to global cultural and economic realities. The book confronts a trend today of analyzing...

Allies As Rivals: The U.S., Europe and Japan in a Changing World-system

Allies As Rivals: The U.S., Europe and Japan in a Changing World-system

1st Edition

Faruk Tabak
June 15, 2007

This book traces the dynamics of international rivalry from the late 1970s up through the present. Among the members of the dominant North political discord has become prominent recently in debates ranging from the Balkan Wars to the Second Gulf War. Yet a wide array of disputes--launching of...

Latino/as in the World-system: Decolonization Struggles in the 21st Century U.S. Empire

Latino/as in the World-system: Decolonization Struggles in the 21st Century U.S. Empire

1st Edition

Ramon Grosfoguel, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Jose David Saldivar
April 15, 2006

Contributors Immanuel Wallerstein, Enrique Dussel, Walter Mignolo, Agustin Lao, Lewis Gordon, James V. Fenelon, Roberto Hernandez, James Cohen, Santiago Slabosky, Susanne Jonas, and Thomas Reifer. By the mid-twenty-first century, white Euro-Americans will be a demographic minority in the United...

Hegemonic Decline: Present and Past

Hegemonic Decline: Present and Past

1st Edition

Jonathan Friedman, Christopher Chase-Dunn
July 29, 2005

Although the United States is currently the world's only military and economic superpower, the nation's superpower status may not last. The possible futures of the global system and the role of U.S. power are illuminated by careful study of the past. This book addresses the problems of...

Globalization, Hegemony and Power: Antisystemic Movements and the Global System

Globalization, Hegemony and Power: Antisystemic Movements and the Global System

1st Edition

Thomas Reifer
April 15, 2004

This book explores the closely related dynamics of globalization, hegemony and resistance movements in the modern world. Complimented by dramatic explorations of the new trans-border resistance movements, from the contemporary labor movement to the resurgence of nationalism, this book moves beyond...

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