This work focuses on the ideas and influence of Andre Gunder Frank, one of the founding figures and leading analysts of political economy at the global level. Through discussion of his work the contributors in this volume examine the shifting currents of the world economy and the accompanying controversies, advances, and regressions in the understanding of global patterns in present and past.
Frank's publications from the 1960s to his death in 2005 enlivened and advanced debates on every continent. He analyzed Latin American dependency, long-term accumulation of capital, world systems, shifting dominance in the world economy, and social movements. His style of wide-ranging scholarship, shared by a growing number of analysts, demonstrated its relevance to the basic causes and effects of economic and social change.
This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the legacy of Frank’s work and takes stock of the recent and expected developments in global and historical analysis of political economy. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of international political economy, international relations and political theory.
Table of Contents
Foreword Immanuel Wallerstein 1. The World Economy in Theory and Practice: The Contributions of Andre Gunder Frank in the Era of Underdevelopment and "Globalization" Patrick Manning and Barry K. Gills Part 1: Andre Gunder Frank’s Critical Vision 2. Frankian Triangles Albert Bergesen 3. ReOrient the 19th Century: Andre Gunder Frank’s Unfinished Manuscript Robert Denemark 4. The Modern World System under Asian Hegemony: The Silver Standard World Economy, 1450-1750 Barry K. Gills and Andre Gunder Frank Part 2: Continuing Debates 5. Exiting the Crisis of Capitalism or Capitalism in Crisis? Samir Amin 6. Human Sociocultural Evolution, Hegemonic Transitions and Global State Formation Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas Hall 7. The Paradoxes of Colonial/Modernity Anibal Quijano 8. "Dependency Theory and Cultural Studies: Lessons from Latin America John Beverley 9. Tides of Hegemonic Change: The Atypical Trajectory of the 1970s-To-Present B-Phase Crisis Jeffrey Sommers and Boris Kagarlitsky Part 3: Multidisciplinary Developments 10. Explaining the Spatial Transformations of the World Copper Market During the Long Twentieth Century Jan-Frederic Abbeloos 11. Reorienting Iran: Following Gunder Frank's Advice One Decade at a Time Kevan Harris 12. The Korean Developmental State and Neo-Liberal Transition in the World System Hae-Yung Song 13. Watershed Management in the Wake of Transnational Migration: Honduras Carylanna Taylor 14. Conclusion Patrick Manning
Patrick Manning is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director of the World History Center, University of Pittsburgh.
Barry K. Gills is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Newcastle, and editor of the journal Globalizations.