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A New World Order?
     

A New World Order?

by Jozsef Borocz, David A. Smith
 

The closing years of the 20th century will be remembered as a time of tumultuous change. The various essays are attempts to understand the changes and ground them in the context of the logic of the contemporary world-system. The essays are divided into two main themes: structural transformations and regional ramifications of global transformations. East Asia,

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The closing years of the 20th century will be remembered as a time of tumultuous change. The various essays are attempts to understand the changes and ground them in the context of the logic of the contemporary world-system. The essays are divided into two main themes: structural transformations and regional ramifications of global transformations. East Asia, the Pacific Rim, European periphery, and the Middle East are all examined to determine if fundamental changes are occuring. Scholars and upper level and graduate students of economic history, developmental economics, regional economics, international economics, and political economy will find provocative contrasts and insights in this collection of essays, presented at the 18th annual Political Economy of the World-System Conference.

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A dozen selected essays from the April 1994 meeting of the American Sociological Association in Irvine, California explore the structural transformations of the late 20th century and the new social movements and possibilities for resistance to global corporate hegemony. The theory of global capitalism, new colonialism, lessons about semi-peripheral turbulence from the Gulf Wars, environmental movements, local politics, and the struggle for freedom are among the topics. Case studies come from Japan, the US, Thailand, India, and Switzerland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275951221
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/23/1995
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID A. SMITH is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in urbanization, comparative-historical sociology, world-system analysis, East Asian political economy, and political sociology.

JOZSEF BOROCZ is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Hungarian Studies at Rutgers University. His special interests are international development, state socialism and its legacy, economic sociology, historical-comparative macrosociology, class and stratification, and labor and leisure migration.

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