About the Author
Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California–Riverside. Chase-Dunn is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and author most recently of Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present (Paradigm 2013).
Jonathan Friedman, University of Lund (Sweden) and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, is the author of Cultural Identity and Global Process (1994).
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Jonathan Friedman and Christopher Chase-Dunn; On The Way To The Modern World-System; The final collapse of the Mediterranean-Egyptian-Near Eastern Bronze Age as a global systemic phenomenon Kasja Ekholm; Escaping a Closed Universe: World-System Crisis, Regional Dynamics and the Rise of Aegean Palatial Society; Johnny Persson; Parallel Decline of Early Modern Hegemonies: The Concept of early Modern Regional System and the Globality of the 18th Century: Norihisa Yamashita; Comparing Modern Hegemonic Declines; The 'double movement': the Belles Epoques of British and U.S. hegemony compared; Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly Silver; A perspective on Ottoman Decline; Karen Barkey; On not learning from history. Systemic properties of hegemonic decline: structure and culture Jonathan Friedman; The U.S. Trajectory in the World-System; Christopher Chase-Dunn, Rebecca Giem, Andrew Jorgenson, John Rogers and Shoon Lio; Hegemonic Transitions, Globalization&Global Elite Formation; Thomas Reifer; Hegemonic Decline And Resistance; The problem of Dutch hegemonic decline and its Relationship to Globalization; Peter Taylor; Terrorism and Hegemonic Decline; Albert Bergesen and Omar Lizardo; Indigenous Peoples and Hegemonic Change: Opportunities for Resistance or Dangerous Times? Thomas D. Hall; Conclusion: Christopher Chase-Dunn and Jonathan Friedman