Global Formation / Edition 1

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Overview

The fall of communism, the emergence of 'the information age,' and the expansion of economic globalism are the points of departure for this new edition of Chase-Dunn's landmark book. The author shows how these seemingly new developments fit with earlier patterns of global formation and change, extending the influential model that drew wide attention to this award-winning book. The new edition also evaluates recent major studies of the modern world-system and assesses the implications for the future of the contemporary system.

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Editorial Reviews

Times Higher Education Supplement
In this impressive book, Chase-Dunn . . . explains in masterly fashion the political and social factors that make the capitalist system so good at producing wealth.
— Susan Strange
International Sociology
The second edition of Global Formation brings us doubly up to date on Chase-Dunn's contributions to the joint effort.
Times Higher Education Supplement - Susan Strange
In this impressive book, Chase-Dunn . . . explains in masterly fashion the political and social factors that make the capitalist system so good at producing wealth.
Walter L. Goldfrank
[T]he major statement to date of American world-systems theory and research.
International Sociology Review of Books (ISRB)
The second edition of Global Formation brings us doubly up to date on Chase-Dunn's contributions to the joint effort.
April 2000 Sociological Abstracts
An updated edition extends a world-systems structural modelof the world economy to take into account events that have occurred since 1985, including the emergence of the information age, the expansion of economic globalism, & the fall of communism.
Susan Strange
In this impressive book, Chase-Dunn . . . explains in masterly fashion the political and social factors that make the capitalist system so good at producing wealth.
Walter L. Goldfrank
[T]he major statement to date of American world-systems theory and research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847691029
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Chase-Dunn is professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: The Whole System Chapter 2 The Deep Structure: Real Capitalism Chapter 3 Constants, Cycles and Trends Chapter 4 Stages of Capitalism or World-System Cycles? The World-System Since 1945: What Has Changed Chapter 5 World Culture, Normative Integration and Community Part 6 Part II: States and Interstate System Chapter 7 States and Capitalism Chapter 8 Geopolitics and Capitalism: One Logic or Two? Warfare and World-Systems Chapter 9 Rise and Decline of Hegemonic Core States Part 10 Part III: Zones of the World System Chapter 11 Core and Periphery Chapter 12 Reproduction of the Core/Periphery Relationship

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