Globalization: A World-Systems Perspective Reflecting on Some Non-Rhetorical Questions

  • Christopher Chase-Dunn
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 9)


The discourse on globalization has become a flood. What are the trends and processes that are alleged to constitute globalization? How do they correspond with actual recent and long-term changes in the world economy and the world polity? What are the interests of different groups in the political programs implied by the notions of globalization? And what should be the response of those peoples who are likely to be left out of the grand project of world economic deregulation and the free reign of global capital?


Economic Globalization Core State Socialist Party Communist State Socialist Movement 
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