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Hegemonic Decline: Present and Past

Hegemonic Decline: Present and Past

by Jonathan Friedman, Christopher Chase-Dunn
     
 
Although the United States is currently the world's only military and economic superpower, the nation's superpower status may not last. The possible futures of the global system and the role of U.S. power are illuminated by careful study of the past. This book addresses the problems of conceptualizing and assessing hegemonic rise and decline in comparative and

Overview

Although the United States is currently the world's only military and economic superpower, the nation's superpower status may not last. The possible futures of the global system and the role of U.S. power are illuminated by careful study of the past. This book addresses the problems of conceptualizing and assessing hegemonic rise and decline in comparative and historical perspective. Several chapters are devoted to the study of hegemony in premodern world-systems. And several chapters scrutinize the contemporary position and trajectory of the United States in the larger world-system in comparison with the rise and decline of earlier great powers, such as the Dutch and British empires. Contributors: Kasja Ekholm, Johnny Persson, Norihisa Yamashita, Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly Silver, Karen Barkey, Jonathan Friedman, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Rebecca Giem, Andrew Jorgenson, John Rogers, Shoon Lio, Thomas Reifer, Peter Taylor, Albert Bergesen, Omar Lizardo, Thomas D. Hall.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510083
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Political Economy of the World-System Annuals Series
Edition description:
v. XXVI b
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California–Riverside. Chase-Dunn is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and author most recently of Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present (Paradigm 2013).

Jonathan Friedman, University of Lund (Sweden) and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, is the author of Cultural Identity and Global Process (1994).

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