Current Issue: Volume 20, Number 2, Summer/Fall 2014

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Antisystemic Movements, Yesterday and Today

Immanuel Wallerstein Keynote Address at the
38th Annual Conference on Political Economy of the World-System

In Memoriam: Janet L. Abu-Lughod’s Contributions
to World-Systems Research

Christopher Chase-Dunn
Barry Gills
Saskia Sassen
Immanuel Wallerstein

ARTICLES (Download Articles)

Editors’ Introduction | Jackie Smith, Jennifer Bair, Scott Byrd

Chad L. Smith, Gregory Hooks, and Michael Lengefeld | Abstract | The War on Drugs in Colombia: The Environment, the Treadmill of Destruction and Risk-Transfer Militarism

Daniela Danna | Abstract | Population Dynamics in the Capitalist World-Economy

Primrose Nakazibwe and Wim Pelupessy | Abstract | Towards a Gendered Agro-Commodity Approach

Benjamin J. Marley and Samantha K. Fox | AbstractA World-Ecological Perspective on Socio-Ecological Transformation in the Appalachian Coal Industry

BOOK REVIEW SYMPOSIUM (Download Symposium)

Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital by Vivek Chibber


Ho-fung Hung | Introduction

George Steinmetz | On the Articulation of Marxist and Non-Marxist Theory in Colonial Historiography

Bruce Cumings | Back to Basics? The Recurrence of the Same in Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

Michael Schwartz | Capitalist Development, Structural Constraint, and Human Agency in the Global South

William Sewell Jr. | On Vivek Chibber’s Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

David Pedersen | Minding Appearances:  Labor of Representation in Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

Vivek Chibber | Confronting Postcolonial Theory—A Response to Critics

BOOK REVIEWS (Download Reviews)

The Global Development Crisis by Ben Selwyn, reviewed by Kevan Harris

Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor by Nicole Constable, Reviewed by Valerie Francisco

Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Matteredby Cynthia Enloe, Reviewed by Shelley Feldman

Social Movements in Global Politics by David West, Reviewed by Zachary McKenney

The Structure of World History: From Modes of Production to Modes of Exchange by Kojin Karatani, Reviewed by Yamoi Pham

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