39th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World-System
Тезисы до: 15.11.2014
Даты: 19.03.15 — 21.03.15
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Организаторы: Freie Universität Berlin
During its 500 -‐ year history, the modern world -‐ system has seen several shifts in hegemony. Since the decline of the U.S. in the 1970s, however, no single core power has attained a hegemonic position, such that the 21st century world -‐ system, while not dominated by one hegemon, has continued to move toward increa sing polarization. As income inequalities have became more pronounced in core countries, especially the former hegemons, the US and the UK, but also Germany, global inequalities emerged as a "new" topic of social scientific scho l-‐ arship . Framing the discuss ion of global inequalities as a new phenomenon ho w-‐ ever helped ignor e the fact that a constant move toward polarization has been characteristic of the modern world -‐ system throughout its history . At the same time, the rise of new states (most nototably, the BRICS) and the relative economic growth of particular regions (especially East Asia) have prompted speculations about the next hegemon that largely disregard both the longue durée of hegemonic shifts and the constraints that regio nal differenti a tions place on the concentration of capital and geopolitical power in one location. The conference therefore intends to revisit the question of global inequalities in light of world -‐ systems, global history and postcolonial perspectives on the evol u tionary pote n-‐ tial of semiperipheries , the longue durée of the c oloniality of power within and beyond the ex -‐ colonized peripheries, and global social molbility.
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