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World System History
The Social Science of Long-Term Change





ISBN 9780415232777
Published August 30, 2000 by Routledge
368 Pages

 
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This extraordinary book presents a refreshing and innovative overview of the changes to the global system over the last 5000 years. Featuring renowned contributors - each specialists in their field - this is the only volume to offer so co-ordinated a study of continuity and change in the global social, economic and political system. Key areas covered include:

* International Political Economy - Robert A. Denemark
* Archaeology - Jonathan Freidman
* Economic development - Andre Gunder Frank
* History - George Modelski
* Sociology - Christopher Chase-Dunn

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'World System History is not merely innovative and stimulating, but is a positive manifesto towards cultural understanding and tolerance.' - Contemporary Review, Volume 278, April 2001