The World Systems approach

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World System History
By Andre Gunder Frank. A paper presented at the annual meeting of The New England Historical Association, Bentley College, Waltham, Mass., 23 April 1994. A critique of Eurocentrism [86 Kb].
Global capitalism & legal order
A dialog between Nikolai S. Rozov and Chris Chase-Dunn, 1996. A discussion on future world order, the destiny of capitalism, evaluation of such alternatives as World Government and World Legal Order took place in WSN. Chris Chase-Dunn's short preface and Rosov's two msgs from this debate
A summary of Professor Samir Amin's agenda for global action
By Gernot Kohler, 15 December 1997. An estimation of Amin's world system theory and the extent to which it is progressive.
ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (ann.)
By Andre Gunder Frank. Announcement of a book forthcoming in February 1998. Critical evaluations, author's abstract, and table of contents. In context of world economy 1400–1800, Asia, and especially China, were determinant.
ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age (evaluations)
By A. Gunder Frank, February 1998. Referee summaries and evaluations, author's abstract, chapter summaries.
RKM's 2001 Manifesto
By Richard K. Moore, 16 February 2001. Evolution, models, and episodic events. The rise of the West as an episodic event. Overcoming the global regime.
RKM's 2001 Manifesto—a comment
By Haines Brown, 20 February 2001. It seem that the manifesto suggests a parallel, perhaps even a connection, between episodic evolution in biology and periodization in the course of human history. A world systems analysis is quite irrelevant, whether it is employed by its advocates or by those who, in attacking it, embrace its terms.
The End of the Beginning
By Immanuel Wallerstein, Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University, “Commentary, 1 April 2003. With the Iraq War, the world is marking the end of the beginning of the new world disorder that has replaced the world order dominated by the United States from 1945 to 2001. In 1945, the United States emerged from the Second World War with so much power in every domain that it quickly established itself as the hegemonic power of the world-system.
End of Beginning—a comment
By Haines Brown, 1 April 2003. While I generally respect Wallerstein's views, I sometimes feel he is too much caught within a conceptual box. I'd like to use this opportunity to support that assessment.
The Wealth of Notions: A Publisher Considers the Literature of Globalization
By Peter J. Dougherty, Chronicle of Higher Education, 16 July 2004. Glance at recent book catalogs, and you can start constructing categories within globalization studies, then filling in the dozens of hot recent titles. But while that's eye-popping proof of a publishing phenomenon, it doesn't help much in framing, as publishers, our broad hopes and goals for these books.