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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Terence K Hopkins; Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
|ISBN:||185649439X 9781856494397 1856494403 9781856494403|
|Contents:||The world system - is there a crisis?, Terence K. Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein. Part I The principle institutional vectors, 1945-1990: the nation state system - the creation of the Cold War structure 1945 to 1967-73, changes in the inter-state system from 1967-73, Thomas Reifer and Jamie Sadler; the world-economy and its production system - expansion, integration and polarization, the growing role of transnational corporations, the industrial sector, the service sector, Satoshi Ikeda; the world labour force - pax Americana and the global spread of Taylorism, changing systems of labour control and the expansion of capital, the growing domain of semi-proletarian household labour, Frank Tabak; human welfare - health, education and nourishment - the welfare state at its apogee, the welfare state under attack, Sheila Pelizzon and John Casparis; the social cohesion of societies - the time of universal deliverance, the time of undoing, Georgi M. Derluguian; structures of knowledge - changing intellectual paradigms - the construction of consensus, contradictions and transformations, Richard Lee. Part II Overview of the main trajectories: the global picture 1945-1990, Immanuel Wallerstein; the global possibilities 1990-2025, Immanuel Wallerstein.|
|Responsibility:||Terence K. Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein with John Casparis [and others].|
"Is there a crisis of world capitalism, or has a truly global economy finally begun to pay off on the original promise of the greatest good for the greatest number? Has the leader of that global