This book takes into account the dramatic changes associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of the Cold War, and significant developments in the semi-periphery and periphery. It addresses some of the issues that have come to prominence in the world-system literature since 1989.

chapter 1|22 pages

The Origins of World-System Theory

chapter 2|22 pages

World-System Structure

chapter 4|42 pages

The Contemporary World-System

chapter 5|28 pages

World-System Dynamics

chapter 6|32 pages

Criticisms of the Theory

chapter 7|22 pages

New Directions in World-System Analysis

chapter 8|10 pages

An Assessment of World-System Theory