Asia and the Transformation of the World-system

Asia and the Transformation of the World-system

by Ganesh K. Trichur



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594517426
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Series: Political Economy of the World-System Annuals Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ganesh Trichur teaches political economy and historical sociology drawing upon world-systems perspectives. He has published several articles on neoliberal globalization and the current world crisis, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and political Islamism and political Hinduism. His most recent work is on internal migration in China in the context of the resurgence of East Asia.

Table of Contents

Part I Asian Regionality and the Geopolitics of the World-System

1 East Asian Regional Dynamics in the Twenty-First Century World-System Ganesh K. Trichur 3

2 The Politics of Geopolitics: The Case of Northeast Asia Immanuel Wallerstein 25

3 Asia, Eurasia, Eurasianism: The Role of Russia in the Transition from U.S. Hegemony Boris Stremlin 39

4 China in Three Geographical Contexts Steven Sherman 59

5 The Roles of Central Asian Middlemen and Marcher States in Afro-Eurasian World-System Synchrony Thomas D. Hall Christopher Chase-Dunn Richard Niemeyer 69

Part II Asian Struggles

6 Dictatorship and Development in China: Their Impact on the Workers of the World Robert K. Schaeffer 85

7 China, Asia, and Labor Standards After the 2005 Multi-Fiber Arrangement Robert J. S. Ross 99

8 Aquaculture Commodity Chains and Threats to Food Security and Survival of Asian Fishing Households Wilma A. Dunaway M. Cecilia Macabuac 117

9 Utopystics and the Asiatic Modes of Liberation: Gurdjieffian Contributions to the Sociological Imaginations of Inner and Global World-Systems Mohammad H. Tamdgidi 139

Contributors 157

Acknowledgments 160

Series Page 161

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