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World-Systems Perspective

  • By: Christopher Chase-Dunn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The world-systems perspective is a strategy for explaining institutional change that focuses on whole intersocietal systems rather than on single societies. This perspective is not a single theory but rather a collection of theories that explain different aspects of historical ...

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