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Civilizations and World Systems Studying World-Historical Change

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ISBN-10: 0761991050

ISBN-13: 9780761991052

Edition: 1995

Authors: Stephen K. Sanderson

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Leading figures in the fields of civilizational studies and sociology and political science join to compare and contrast their assumptions and conclusions about broad-scale social and historical change.
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 11/7/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Stephen K. Sanderson is currently a visiting professor of sociology at the University of California, Riverside, where he specializes in comparative-historical sociology, sociological theory, and evolutionary sociology. He is the author or editor of ten books in sixteen editions, among them Evolutionism and Its Critics: Deconstructing and Reconstructing an Evolutionary Interpretation of Human Society (Paradigm, 2007), and Revolutions: A Worldwide Introduction to Social and Political Contention (2nd ed., Paradigm, 2010).

Preface
About the Authors
The Nature of Civilizations
Central Civilization
A Dialectical Evolutionary Theory of Civilizations, Empires, and Wars
Cross-World-System Comparisons: Similarities and Differences
Capital and Power in the Processes of World History
The Modern World System Revisited: Rereading Braudel and Wallerstein
Let's Be Frank about World History
World Cities and World Economic Cycles
Hold the Tiller Firm: On Method and the Unit of Analysis
Civilizations are World Systems!
Expanding World Commercialization: The Link Between World-Systems and Civilizations
Globalization, World-System Theory, and the Comparative Study of Civilizations: Issues of Theoretical Logic in World-Historical Sociology
The Rise of the West after Twenty-Five Years
Index