Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-system: Crises and resistance in the 21st century world-system
|Subject||BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic Conditions. -- bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History. -- bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- Comparative. -- bisacsh
Economic forecasting -- Congresses.
Economic forecasting. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00901942
Economic history -- 21st century -- Congresses.
Economic history. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00901974
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Economic Conditions. -- bisacsh
World politics -- 21st century -- Congresses.
World politics. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01181381
As one-half of the latest edition of Immanuel Wallerstein's "Political Economy of the World System" series, this collection offers cutting-edge theoretical directions to explain the structural crises of the 21st-century world- system. Contributors argue that the capitalist world system has reached a critical bifurcation point, a short period which will be characterized by a sudden shift in the long-term structural forces that have created and sustained the world as we know it. Writers challenge conventional thinking about the most significant structural crises that face the 21st-century world-system, including terrorism, debt, the growth of megacities as global actors, the emergence of a powerful transnational capitalist class, and the world ecological crisis.