Advertisement

Introduction: Globalization Context

  • Julia Zinkina
  • David Christian
  • Leonid Grinin
  • Ilya Ilyin
  • Alexey Andreev
  • Ivan Aleshkovski
  • Sergey Shulgin
  • Andrey Korotayev
Chapter
Part of the World-Systems Evolution and Global Futures book series (WSEGF)

Abstract

This chapter centers on two separate yet interrelated questions: (1) How old is the global world? (2) How old is globalization? To answer the first question, we will use a set of criteria developed in the framework of world-systems analysis. As for the second question, in line with existing approaches, we will identify four stages of the history of globalization, namely archaic, proto-modern, modern, and the “newest.” After contextualizing these four general stages in the history of globalization, we will draw upon approaches from physics (phase transitions) and evolutionary biology (typostasis/typogenesis) in order to offer a more detailed periodization of archaic, proto-modern, and modern globalization. This periodization serves as a basis for the general structure of the book, which will also be outlined in this chapter.

References

  1. Al-Rodhan, N. R. F., & Stoudmann, G. (2006). Definitions of globalization: A comprehensive overview and a proposed definition. In N. R. F. Al-Rodhan & G. Stoudmann (Eds.), Pillars of globalization (pp. 33–64). Geneva: Éditions Slatkine.Google Scholar
  2. Bayly, C. A. (2004). The birth of the modern world, 1780–1914: Global connections and comparisons. Malden: Blackwell.Google Scholar
  3. Braudel, F. (1973). Capitalism and material life, 1400–1800. New York: Harper and Row.Google Scholar
  4. Cairncross, F. (2001). The death of distance: How the communications revolution will change our lives. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.Google Scholar
  5. Chanda, N. (2007). Bound together: How traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors shaped globalization. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Chase-Dunn, C., & Hall, T. D. (1997). Rise and demise: Comparing world-systems. Boulder: Westview Press.Google Scholar
  7. Childe, V. G. (1950). The urban revolution. Town Planning Review, 21, 3–17.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Christian, D. (2000). Silk roads or steppe roads? The silk roads in world history. Journal of World History, 11(1), 1–26.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Christian, D. (2004). Maps of time: An introduction to big history. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  10. Flynn, D. O., & Giraldez, A. (1995). Born with a “silver spoon”: The origin of world trade in 1571. Journal of World History, 6(2), 201–221.Google Scholar
  11. Flynn, D. O., & Giraldez, A. (2012). Globalization began in 1571. In B. K. Gills & W. R. Thompson (Eds.), Globalization and global history (pp. 232–247). London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  12. Frank, A. G. (1990). A theoretical introduction to 5,000 years of world system history. Review, 13(2), 155–248.Google Scholar
  13. Frank, A. G., & Gills, B. K. (Eds.). (1993). The world system: Five hundred years or five thousand? London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  14. Friedman, T. L. (2007). The world is flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.Google Scholar
  15. Gates, B., Myhrvold, N., & Rinearson, P. (1995). The road ahead. New York: Viking.Google Scholar
  16. Grinin, L. E., & Korotayev, A. V. (2009). Social macroevolution. Genesis and transformations of the world system. Moscow: Linrokom/URSS. (in Russian).Google Scholar
  17. Held, D., McGrew, A., Goldblatt, D., & Perraton, J. (1999). Global transformations. Cambridge: Polity Press.Google Scholar
  18. Hirst, P., & Thompson, G. (1999). Globalization in question: The international economy and the possibilities of governance (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Polity Press.Google Scholar
  19. Hirst, P., Thompson, G., & Bromley, S. (2009). Globalization in question (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Polity Press.Google Scholar
  20. Holton, R. J. (2011). Globalization and the nation state (2nd ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Hopkins, A. G. (Ed.). (2002). Globalization in world history. London: Pimlico.Google Scholar
  22. Hopper, P. (2007). Understanding cultural globalization. Cambridge: Polity Press.Google Scholar
  23. Korotayev, A. (2005). A compact macromodel of world system evolution. Journal of World-Systems Research, 11(1), 79–93.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Korotayev, A. (2007). Globalization and mathematical modeling of global development. In L. E. Grinin, D. D. Beliaev, & A. V. Korotayev (Eds.), Hierarchy and power in the history of civilizations: Political aspects of modernity (pp. 225–240). Moscow: Librocom/URSS.Google Scholar
  25. Korotayev, A. V., Khaltourina, D. A., & Malkov, A. S. (2006). Introduction to social macrodynamics. Moscow: URSS. (in Russian).Google Scholar
  26. Maddison, A. (2001). Monitoring the world economy: A millennial perspective. Paris: OECD.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Maddison, А. (2010). World population, GDP and per capita GDP, A.D. 1–2008. Accessed December 16, 2016, from http://www.ggdc.net/maddison
  28. Malkov, S. Y. (2012). Phases of historical process and social self-organization. In L. E. Grinin, I. V. Ilyin, & A. V. Korotayev (Eds.), Universal and global history. Evolution of the universe, the earth, life, and society (pp. 446–472). Volgograd: Uchitel. in Russian.Google Scholar
  29. Marx, K., & Engels, F. (1988[1848]). The communist manifesto. London: Verso.Google Scholar
  30. Modelski, G. (2008). Globalization as evolutionary process. In G. Modelski, T. Devezas, & W. R. Thompson (Eds.), Globalization as evolutionary process: Modeling global change (pp. 11–29). London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  31. Ohmae, K. (1999). Borderless world: Power and strategy in the interlinked economy (Rev. ed.). New York: Harper Business.Google Scholar
  32. Ohmae, K. (2005). The next global stage: Challenges and opportunities in our borderless world. Upper Saddle River: Wharton School Publishing.Google Scholar
  33. Perraton, J. (2011). The scope and implications of globalization. In J. Michie (Ed.), The handbook of globalization (2nd ed., pp. 60–86). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.Google Scholar
  34. Pieterse, J. N. (2009). Globalization and culture: Global mélange. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.Google Scholar
  35. Robinson, W. I. (2007). Theories of globalization. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell companion to globalization (pp. 125–143). Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.Google Scholar
  36. Sanderson, S. K. (1990). Social evolutionism: A critical history. Cambridge: Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  37. Schindewolf, O. H. (1950). Grundfragen der Palaeontologie. Geologische Zeitmessung. Organische Stammesentwicklung. Biologische Systematik. Stuttgart: Schweizerbart.Google Scholar
  38. Wade, R. (1996). Globalization and its limits: Reports of the death of the national economy are greatly exaggerated. In S. Berger & R. P. Dore (Eds.), National diversity and global capitalism (pp. 60–88). Ithaca: Cornell Press.Google Scholar
  39. Wallerstein, I. (1974). The modern world-system, vol. I: Capitalist agriculture and the origins of the European world-economy in the sixteenth century. New York: Academic Press.Google Scholar
  40. Wallerstein, I. (1980). The modern world-system, vol. II: Mercantilism and the consolidation of the European world-economy, 1600–1750. New York: Academic Press.Google Scholar
  41. Wallerstein, I. (1989). The modern world-system, vol. III: The second great expansion of the capitalist world-economy, 1730–1840s. San Diego: Academic Press.Google Scholar
  42. Wallerstein, I. (2004). World-systems analysis: An introduction. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Zinkina
    • 1
  • David Christian
    • 2
  • Leonid Grinin
    • 3
  • Ilya Ilyin
    • 4
  • Alexey Andreev
    • 4
  • Ivan Aleshkovski
    • 5
  • Sergey Shulgin
    • 1
  • Andrey Korotayev
    • 3
  1. 1.Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public AdministrationMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Macquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Faculty of Global StudiesMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations