Questioning Geopolitics: Political Projects in a Changing World-System
This volume is organized around three main themes: the changing
patterns of global power; the debate among a number of eminent
historians and sociologists on globalization; and the emergence of
several regional economic networks, as well as the problems of
.,."in the hands of a thougtful instructor, this volume might make a very useful graduate seminar textbook on global political economy precisely by forcing students to ask methodological questions concerning the various assumptions that structure each chapter's approach."-Contemporary Sociology
Introduction - Repetition Variation and Transmutation as Scenarios for the 21st Century Georgi M. Derluguian and Walter Goldfrank. Part 1 Restructuring World Power: Globalizing Capital and Political Agency in the 21st Century Stephen Gill; Application of Network Analysis to the Ranking of States Within the World-Economy Brian Uzzi et al; Predictions of Geopolitical Theory and the Modern World-System Randall Collins and David Waller. Part 2 Redefining World Culture: Why Must There Be a Last Cycle? the Prognosis for the World Capitalist System and a Prescription for Its Diagnosis Daniel Chirot; Mr. X? Doctrine X? a Modest Proposal for Thinking About the New Geopolitics Bruce Cumings; Radicalism Resistance and Cultural Lags - a Commentary on Benjamin Barber's "Jihad Versus McWorld" Bernard Beck et al; Formations of Globality and Radical Politics Arif Dirlik. Part 3 From National States to Regional Networks: The Geopolitics of European Integration and the Pending Regionalization of the World Economy Michael Loriaux; Slipping into Something More Comfortable - Argentine-Brazilian Nuclear Integration and the MERCOSUR Isabella Alcaniz; Mutual Benefit? African Elites and French African Policy Scott Greer; The Geoeconomic Reconfiguration of the State - the New Transborder Subregions of Asia-Pacific Xianming Chen; The Process and the Prospects of Soviet Collapse - Bankruptcy Segmentation Involution Georgi M. Derluguian.