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World Is Out of Joint World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations

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ISBN-10: 1612057187

ISBN-13: 9781612057187

Edition: 2015

Authors: Immanuel Wallerstein

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The dominant view in social science has been that the modern world shows a pattern of linear development in which all positive social trends rise (albeit at an uncertain speed) toward a relatively homogenized world. In the post-1945 period, some analysts contested this linear model, arguing that the modern world was rather one of escalating polarization. Their view was strengthened by the separate emergence within the natural sciences of complexity studies, which suggested that natural systems inevitably moved away from equilibrium, and at a certain point bifurcated radically.This book, based on a truly collaborative international research project, evaluates the empirical evidence in this…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/29/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English