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 the traditional focus on cycles of rise and decline of great powers to asses the pressing questions at the intersection of contemporary globalizations and hegemonic rise, decline and resurgence of civilizations. Moreover, the book provides a compelling analysis of the role of contemporary globalization in the resurgence of Islamic activism across the globe and the challenges this poses for traditional theories of modernity and global social movements. Contributors: Immanuel Wallerstein, Joachim Rennstich, William Robinson, Jeffrey Kentor, AMy Holmes, Kathleen Schwartzman, Edna Bonacich, Terry Boswell, Paul M. Lubeck & Thomas Reifer, Lauren Langman & Douglas Morris.
Introduction: Hegemony, State-Corporate Globalization and Antisystemic Movements: Contending Theoretical and Historical Approaches. CONTEMPORARY GLOBALIZATION. The United States in Decline?; Immanuel Wallerstein. The Phoenix-Cycle: Global Leadership Transition in a Long-Wave Perspective; Joachim Rennstich. From State Hegemonies to Transnational Hegemony: A Global Capitalism Approach; William Robinson. Quantifying Hegemony in the World-Economy; Jeffrey Kentor. Servants of the World-System: An Analysis of Servitude in the U.S. and the New International Division of Reproductive Labor; Amy Holmes. Globalization-The New Mechanism of Dependency; Kathleen Schwartzman. Shippers and Carriers: Class Struggle in the Global Logistics Sector; Edna Bonacich. COUNTER-HEGEMONIC SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. Hegemonic Decline and World Revolution: When the World is Up for Grabs; Terry Boswell. The Politics of Global Islam: U.S. Hegemony, Globalization and Islamist Social Movements; Paul M. Lubeck & Thomas Ehrlich Reifer. Hegemony Lost: Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism; Lauren Langman & Douglas Morris.