Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System [2 Volumes]

الغلاف الأمامي
Wilma A. Dunaway
Bloomsbury Academic, 30‏/01‏/2003 - 576 من الصفحات

As one-half of the latest edition of Immanuel Wallerstein's Political Economy of the World System series, this collection offers cutting-edge theoretical directions to explain the structural crises of the 21st century world system. Contributors argue that the capitalist world system has reached a critical bifurcation point, a short period which will be characterized by a sudden shift in the long-term structural forces that have created and sustained the world as we know it. Writers challenge conventional thinking about the most significant structural crises that face the 21st century world system, including terrorism, debt, the growth of megacities as global actors, the emergence of a powerful transnational capitalist class, and the world ecological crisis.

نبذة عن المؤلف (2003)

WILMA A. DUNAWAY is Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. She is the author of The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860 (1996). Wallerstein studied at Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1959. His work has focused primarily on what he calls "world systems theory," which deals with the socioeconomic dynamics of global dependence and interdependence. As Wallerstein sees it, the wealthy nations of the world control and manipulate the destinies of weaker nations and keep them dependent. The world system is an outcome of historic global, political, and ideological forces leading to Western hegemony.

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