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The age of transition : trajectory of the world-system 1945-2025

Author: Terence K Hopkins; Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
Publisher: London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books ; Leichhardt, NSW, Australia : Pluto Press, 1996.
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"The period 1945-90 is analysed in terms of six main vectors: the interstate system, world production, the world labour force, world human welfare, the social cohesion of states, and the structures of knowledge. The book concludes with two global overviews: one for 1945-1990, and one assessing global possibilities, 1990-2025. It paints a picture of dark days ahead, but one in which there are real historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hopkins, Terence K.
Age of transition.
London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books ; Leichhardt, NSW, Australia : Pluto Press, 1996
(OCoLC)651796578
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terence K Hopkins; Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
ISBN: 185649439X 9781856494397 1856494403 9781856494403 1864030321 9781864030327
OCLC Number: 34583958
Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The World-System: Is There a Crisis? / Terence K. Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein --
2. The Interstate System / Thomas Reifer and Jamie Sudler --
3. World Production / Satoshi Ikeda --
4. The World Labour Force / Faruk Tabak --
5. World Human Welfare / Sheila Pelizzon and John Casparis --
6. The Social Cohesion of the States / Georgi M. Derlugian --
7. Structures of Knowledge / Richard Lee --
8. The Global Picture, 1945-90 / Immanuel Wallerstein --
9. The Global Possibilities, 1990-2025 / Immanuel Wallerstein.
Responsibility: coordinated by Terence K. Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein, with John Casparis [and others].
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