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This booklet brings jointly the most influential new study from the world-systems viewpoint. The authors survey and study new and rising subject matters from a variety of disciplinary views, from political technology to archaeology. each one analytical essay is written in obtainable language in order that the amount serves as a lucid advent either to the culture of world-systems proposal and the recent debates which are sparking extra study this day.

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Some of the new topics are: cyclical processes in world-systems (Dassbach et al. 1995; Dassbach 1993; Suter 1992; Goldstein 1988); decolonization (Bergesen and Schoenberg 1980; Boswell 1989b; Martin and Kandal 1989); cycles of revolution (Boswell 1989a; Boswell and Dixon 1993; Foran 1993; Kowalewski 1991; Robinson 1996); cycles of war (Chase-Dunn and O’Reilly 1989; Chase-Dunn and Podobnik 1995); hegemonic cycles (Boswell and Sweat 1991; Goldfrank 1987, 1994, 1999; Goldfrank and Maki 1995; Robinson 1996; Silver 1995; Taylor 1996, 1997); inequality and democracy (Markoff 1998; Korzeniewicz 1996; Korzeniewicz and Moran 1997; Korzeniewicz and Awbrey 1992); interactions of class and trade (Aston and Philpin 1985; Denemark and Thomas 1988); the roles of women, households, and gender in the world-economy (Ward 1984, 1990, 1993; Smith et al.

W Warren Wagar’s A Short History of the Future (1999) depicts a sequence of one dystopia followed by two utopias. His novel is loosely based on world-systems analysis. An entire section of Journal of World-Systems Research discussed the novel from various perspectives (1996). Boswell and Chase-Dunn’s (1999) The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism discusses alternative futures. David Waller (1998) discusses China’s future from a world-systems perspective. In political science and international relations George Modelski, William Thompson, and Karen Rasler have developed a number of world-systems theories (Thompson 1983a, 1988; Rasler and Thompson 1994; Modelski 1987; Modelski and Thompson 1988, 1996).

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