JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCH

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Current Issue: Volume 20, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2014

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Special Issue: The Political Economy of Commodity Chains (Download Special Issue Articles)

Jennifer Bair, Editor

Jennifer Bair | Editor’s Introduction: Commodity Chains in and of the World System

Matthew Mahutga | Abstract | Global Production Networks and International Inequality: Making a Case for a Meso-Level Turn in Macro-Comparative Sociology

Amy Quark | Abstract | Private Governance, Hegemonic Struggles, and Institutional Outcomes in the Transnational Cotton Commodity Chain

Wilma Dunaway | Abstract | Bringing Commodity Chain Analysis Back to Its World-Systems Roots: Rediscovering Women’s Work and Households

Donald ClellandAbstract | The Core of the Apple: Degrees of Monopoly and Dark Value in Global Commodity Chains

Elizabeth Sowers, Paul S. Ciccantell, and David Smith | Abstract | Comparing Critical Capitalist Commodity Chains in the Early Twenty-first Century: Opportunities For and Constraints on Labor and Political Movements

Book Reviews (Download Reviews)

The Endless Crisis by John Bellamy Foster and Robert McChesney, reviewed by Vivek Chibber

The Arc of War by Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson, reviewed by Sinisa Malesevic

 Bilderberg People by Ian Richardson, Andrew Kakabadse, and Nada Kakabadse, reviewed by Bill Carroll

Methods for Quantitative Macro-Comparative Research by Salvatore Babones, reviewed by Isabel Martinez

Invisible Nature by Kenneth Worthy, reviewed by Dan Auerbach

Global Rivalries by Amy Quark, reviewed by Stefano Ponte

The Economic War Against Cuba by Salman Lamrani, reviewed by Paolo Spadoni

Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 2013

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Editor’s Introduction

 SYMPOSIUM: The Global System since 2008: Crisis of What? (Download Symposium)

Christopher Chase-Dunn | Five Linked Crises in the Contemporary World-System

Leo Panitch | Crisis of What?

Thomas Reifer | Occupy Wall Street, the Global Crisis, and Antisystemic Movements

William I. Robinson | Policing the Global Crisis

Saskia Sassen | Expelled: Humans in Capitalism’s Deepening Crisis 

Special Contribution: Interview with Immanuel Wallerstein Retrospective on the Origins of World-Systems Analysis by Gregory P. Williams

ARTICLES (Download Articles)

William K. Carroll and J. P. Sapinski  | Abstract | Embedding Post-Capitalist Alternatives: The Global Network of Alternative Knowledge Production

Roy Kwon | Abstract | Is Tariff Reduction a Viable Strategy for Economic Growth in the Periphery? An Examination of Tariff Interaction Effects in 69 Less Developed Countries

Jonathan Leitner  | Abstract | Network Transitions on a Contested Periphery: From Prestige Goods to Bulk Goods (or not) in Northeastern North America, 1600-1760

Patrick Ziltener and Daniel Künzler | Abstract | Impacts of Colonialism: A Research Survey

 BOOK REVIEWS (Download Reviews)

From Precaution to Profit: Contemporary Challenges to Environmental Protection in the Montreal Protocol by Brian J. Gareau, Reviewed by Daniel Aldana Cohen

The World Health Organization between North and South by Nistan Chorev, Reviewed by Valentina Mele

The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nation by Ian Morris, Reviewed by Christopher Chase-Dunn

Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict by David Jacobson, Reviewed by Valentine Moghadam

The Problem with Work by Kathi Weeks, Reviewed by Joya Misra

Crisis and Change Today: Basic questions of Marxist Sociology, Second Edition by Peter Knapp and Alan J. Spector, Reviewed by Tom Mayer

Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It by Morten Jerven, Reviewed by Salvatore Babones

Electing Chavez: The Business of Anti-Neoliberal Politics in Venezuela by Leslie C. Gates, Reviewed by William I. Robinson