New Book: The World-System and Africa

By Immanuel Wallerstein. From Diasporic Africa Press: In The World-System and Africa, Immanuel Wallerstein examines three important, interconnected themes that link Africa and the capitalist world-system of the last 500 years. While drawing attention to the structural crisis of the modern world-system, Wallerstein uses the first set of essays to explore the impact of this … More New Book: The World-System and Africa

Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

By William I. Robinson, We are in the throes of a transition to a qualitatively new stage of world capitalism. Its essence is the emergence of truly transnational capital, a transnational capitalist class (TCC) made up of the owners and managers of transnational corporations, and transnational state apparatuses through which the TCC attempts to exercise … More Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World

PEWS 2018 Annual Conference: Call for papers

The Theme of the 42nd Annual Conference will be “Business Cycles in the Modern World System: Past, Present and Future.” The conference will be held at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, CT on April 26-28 2018. Paper proposals (around 500 words) should be sent to pews2018@gmail.com by October 30, 2017. From the sixteenth century until the … More PEWS 2018 Annual Conference: Call for papers

New book: Assembly by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

From Oxford University Press: In recent years “leaderless” social movements have proliferated around the globe, from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia. Some of these movements have led to impressive gains: the toppling of authoritarian leaders, the furthering of progressive policy, and checks on repressive state forces. They … More New book: Assembly by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri