Rise And Demise / Edition 1

Rise And Demise / Edition 1

by Christopher Chase-Dunn, Thomas D Hall, Thomas D. Hall
     
 


This book compares the modern global world-system with earlier regional intersocietal systems. Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas Hall propose an evolutionary theory that explains how myriad small-scale systems became unified into a single global system over the last ten thousand years. Their theory focuses on semiperipheral societies as agents of expansion and… See more details below

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This book compares the modern global world-system with earlier regional intersocietal systems. Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas Hall propose an evolutionary theory that explains how myriad small-scale systems became unified into a single global system over the last ten thousand years. Their theory focuses on semiperipheral societies as agents of expansion and transformation of political structures and economic networks and suggests how basic transformation might occur in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813310060
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
New Perspectives in Sociology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
818,491
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction1
1A Hundred Flowers Bloom: Approaches to World-Systems11
2Defining World-Systems27
3Two, Three, Many World-Systems41
4New Territories: The Problem of Incorporation59
5The Semiperiphery: Seedbed of Change78
6Iterations and Transformations: A Theory of World-Systems Evolution99
7A Very Small World-System121
8The Unification of Afroeurasia: Circa 500 B.C.E.-1400 C.E.149
9The Europe-Centered System187
10Cross-System Comparisons: Similarities and Differences200
11The Transformation of World-Systems233
12Conclusions, Questions, Speculations247
Notes255
Glossary271
References276
About the Book and Authors307
Index309

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