Geographies of Power in the Post-Cold War World-System

  • Thomas Klak


For a half-century the United States and the USSR oversaw a bi-polar world neatly divided into their spheres of influence. But the Cold War division abruptly ended with the Soviet Bloc’s collapse (1989–1991). How can we understand the present geographical organization of the international system of states? This is an important question: we must understand the sources and dynamics of international power if we are to effectively participate in creating a more just world order.


Foreign Direct Investment Commodity Chain Peripheral Country Core Country World System Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Klak
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  1. 1.Miami UniversityUSA

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