World-Systems Analysis at a Critical Juncture
Social Movements and World-System Transformation
Overcoming Global Inequalities
Hegemonic Decline Present and Past
By Corey Payne, Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, Beverly J. Silver
December 20, 2022
As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, the world faces extraordinary system-level challenges—from deep inequality and xenophobic nationalism to militarism and neofascism, from the refugee crisis and environmental degradation to upsurges of social unrest and escalating rivalries ...
By Denis O'Hearn, Paul Ciccantell
July 30, 2021
This book offers a historically sweeping yet detailed view of world-systemic migration as a racialized process. Since the early expansion of the world-system, the movement of people has been its central process. Not only have managers of capital moved to direct profitable expansion; they have also ...
By Eric Mielants, Katsiaryna Bardos
October 05, 2020
Economic Cycles and Social Movements: Past, Present and Future offers diverse perspectives on the complex interrelationship between social challenges and economic crises in the Modern World System. Written with a balance of quantitative, qualitative and theoretical contributions and insights, this ...
By 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,...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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...
By 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 ...