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Politics of the World-Economy The States, the Movements and the Civilizations

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ISBN-10: 0521277604

ISBN-13: 9780521277600

Edition: 1984

Authors: Immanuel Wallerstein, Maurice Aymard, Jacques Revel, Jacques Revel

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In these essays, written (with one exception) between 1978 and 1982, Immanuel Wallerstein elaborates on the political and theoretical implications of the world-systems perspective outlined in his celebrated books The Modern World-System and The Capitalist World-Economy. Whereas those books centred on the historical development of the modern world-system, the essays in this volume explore the nature of world politics in the light of Wallerstein's analysis of the world-system and capitalist world-economy. Throughout, the essays offer new perspectives on the central issues of political debate today: the roles of the USA and the USSR in the world-system, the relations of the Third World states…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/17/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Immanuel Wallerstein has been a Senior Research Scholar at Yale University since 2000, having taught previously at many distinguished universities. Among his many books, he is the author of the magisterial 4-volume work, The Modern World System. Volume IV is recently published.

Acknowledgments
World networks and the politics of the world-economy
Patterns and prospectives of the capitalist world-economy
The states and the interstate system
The states in the institutional vortex of the capitalist world-economy
The three instances of hegemony in the history of the capitalist world-economy
The withering away of the states
Friends as foes
The USA in the world today
The world-economy and the state-structures in peripheral and dependent countries (the so-called Third World)
Socialist states: mercantilist strategies and revolutionary objectives
Antisystemic movements
The future of the world-economy
Eurocommunism: its roots in European working-class history
Nationalism and the world transition to socialism: is there a crisis?
Revolutionary movements in the era of US hegemony and after
The civilizational project
The quality of life in different social systems: the model and the reality
Civilizations and modes of production: conflicts and convergences
The dialectics of civilizations in the modern world-system
The development of the concept of development
Index