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World System History : The Social Science of Long-Term Change - Robert. A Denemark

World System History

The Social Science of Long-Term Change

By: Robert. A Denemark (Editor), Jonathan Friedman (Editor), Barry K. Gills (Editor), George Modelski (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th July 2000
ISBN: 9780415232760
Number Of Pages: 368

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This extraordinary book presents a refreshing and innovative overview of the changes to the global system over the last 5000 years. Featuring renowned contributors - each specialists in their field - this is the only volume to offer so co-ordinated a study of continuity and change in the global social, economic and political system. Key areas covered include:
* International Political Economy - Robert A. Denemark
* Archaeology - Jonathan Freidman
* Economic development - Andre Gunder Frank
* History - George Modelski
* Sociology - Christopher Chase-Dunn

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
An Introduction to World System History: Toward a social science of long-term change
General Perspectives on World System History
The Five Thousand Year World System in Theory and Praxis
World System Evolution George Modelski
Civilizations, World Systems and Hegemonies
Comparing World-Systems to Explain Social Evolution
From Regional and Sectoral to a Global Perspective
Envisioning Global Change: A long-term perspective
Concretizing the Continuity Argument in Global Systems Analysis
On the Evolution of Global Systems
The Mesopotamian Heartland
State and Economy in Ancient Egypt
World Systems and Social Change in Agrarian Societies, 3000BC to AD 1500
Global Macro-Historical Processes
Information and Transportation Nets in World History
Neglecting Nature: World accumulation and core-periphery relations, 2500BC to AD 1990
Accumulation Based on Symbolic Versus Intrinsic 'Productivity': Conceptualizing unequal exchange from Spondylus shells to fossil fuels
War and Warfare: Scales of conflict in long-range analysis
The Evolution of the World-City System, 3000BCE to AD2000
Comparison, Cumulation, Cooperation
Comparing Approaches to the Social Science History of the World System
Cumulation and Direction in World System History
Bibliography
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Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780415232760
ISBN-10: 0415232767
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 27th July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1

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