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The article deals with the relationship of such concepts as the world-system and civilisation, both living independently and co-existing in time and space. World-systems and civilisations may be forced to unite into hyper-systems, or world-empires of different kind—self-sufficient, militarist-parasitic, and mixed type. Militarist empires-parasites can be settled and nomadic. Nomadic or bivouac empires are empires-armies, which exist only in movement. Stopping leads either to the death of the empire-army, or to the transformation into one but usually several stationary empires, mostly also militarist-parasitic.

In: Iran and the Caucasus

they wrongly marginalize revisionist histories and suffer from the lack of a consistent theoretical base. He contends that world systems theory offers the best theoretical construct presently availabl...

In: The SHAFR Guide Online
Author: Jernej Habjan

perspective of Immanuel Wallerstein’s world-systems analysis, the approach that inspired Moretti to develop Jameson’s “binary” relation into a “triangle,” it is also possible to give a different ideological charge to this belatedness. For this kind of perspective allows us to see in belatedness a systemic

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Adam F. Kola

Introduction In order to expose the advantages of using of both Immanuel Wallerstein’s and Andre Gunder Frank’s versions of world(‑)system theories [W(‑) st ], I will start with two classical interpretations of a text that is fundamental for old Rus’ culture – Povest’ vremennykh let. The

In: Russian History
Historiography has long considered states and other organizations central actors in the making of history. Migrants, men and women and sometimes children, cross state borders in pursuit of life-projects or, at the minimum, to secure incomes. Involuntary migrants, refugees, exiles, those escaping natural disasters also cross borders. So do forced migrants from slaves and indentured servants in the past, to trafficked human beings in the present. All use their agency to re-establish life-courses, re-unite with family, re-construct social networks or innovatively create new ones.

Global migration history is political history; imperial formations from antiquity up to the modern period depended on the (voluntary and involuntary) circulation of people ranging from administrative and military elites to deportees and slaves. Migrants change statewide history by withdrawing their capabilities from one unsatisfactory polity and adding it to another. They seek options to invest their human capital. Global migration history is also economic history – the mercantile entanglements across ancient and medieval Afro-Eurasia, the 17th- and 18th-century world system, the plantation belt and extractive industries in particular, and 20th and 21st century global capitalism would not have existed without forced migration of slaves and the voluntary migrations of merchants, laborers, and the owners of capital. States militarily sustained this order. In the present, whole states are dependent on migrants’ remittances, other societies on the caregiving labor of migrants. Furthermore, economic and political regimes shape and are shaped by gendered conceptions of mobile people in ways that have produced different experiences for women and men. Migration is and has been global, macro-regional, and micro-regional – the levels interact across continents. Migrants’ lives and the societies they change or, even, create, are transcultural.

The peer-reviewed book series Studies in Global Migration History emphasizes research that addresses migrants’ agency that neither begins nor ends in only one location. It intends to replace traditional centeredness on Europe by perspectives including all macro-regions of the world and movements between them. It also aims to expand the common focus of migration history beyond the modern period with studies targeting earlier centuries and millennia across the globe. The series privileges interdisciplinary approaches and studies of uneven developments of societies and regions.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either one of the series editors Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Roland Wenzlhuemer or Elizabeth A. Zanoni, or the publisher at BRILL, Wendel Scholma.

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I. World-systems analysis: a prologue It has now been four decades since the publication of the first volume of Immanuel Wallerstein’s groundbreaking project, The Modern World-System . 1 Upon its release, that work’s breadth and ambition triggered substantial controversy and fervent debate

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Rifat Akhter

World-System theorists argued that modernization and demographic transition theory overlooked the dominant structural position of developed or core nations that differs from the more dependent position of periphery nations. Hence, the context in which fertility has declined in developed or core nations

In: Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
Author: Eric Wilson
Intended for the professional academic and graduate student, this book is the first to utilize the methodology of “New Stream” legal scholarship in an extended critical “exegesis” of Hugo Grotius’ De Indis (c.1604-6). De Indis is predicated upon a two-fold discursive strategy: (i) investing “private” Trading Companies with “public” international legal personality, and (ii) collapsing the distinction between “private” and “public” warfare. Governing the operation of textual interpretation is De Indis’ status as a republican treatise juridically legitimating an early modern Trans-National corporation (the VOC) that served as an agent of a “primitive” system of global governance, the early Capitalist World-Economy. The application of New Stream scholarship reveals that the republican signature of De Indis consists of a discursive “micro-oscillation” between the “thick” ontology of Late Scholasticism (“Utopia”) and the “thin” ontology of Civic Humanism (“Apology”) wholly appropriate to the governance requirements of the embryonic Modern World-System.
Author: Pepijn Brandon
In War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795), Pepijn Brandon traces the interaction between state and capital in the organisation of warfare in the Dutch Republic from the Dutch Revolt of the sixteenth century to the Batavian Revolution of 1795. Combining deep theoretical insight with a thorough examination of original source material, ranging from the role of the Dutch East- and West-India Companies to the inner workings of the Amsterdam naval shipyard, and from state policy to the role of private intermediaries in military finance, Brandon provides a sweeping new interpretation of the rise and fall of the Dutch Republic as a hegemonic power within the early modern capitalist world-system.

Winner of the 2014 D.J. Veegens prize, awarded by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. Shortlisted for the 2015 World Economic History Congress dissertation prize (early modern period).
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