Sociology in the modern world faces many challenges. This edited volume explores significant themes including inequality, structures of power, conceptions of justice and sustainable futures, forming a critical examination across twenty-five individually authored chapters. This text forms part of SAGE Studies in International Sociology series (SSIS).
Chapter 3: Resilience, Resistance and Rewiring the World Economy: A View from the South
Resilience, Resistance and Rewiring the World Economy: A View from the South
We are in the midst of an epochal transition on this shrinking planet. According to colleagues of the Braudellian School we are in the midst of a world-systemic change of profound proportions.1 According to quite recent historical work of Sinologists, Indian Ocean researchers, Indian scholars and BRICS-related pilot studies, it is something that approximates the changes unleashed between the 14th and16th centuries in our recent history.2
These crucial centuries saw the involution of the non-West and the relational rise of the foraging states of Europe. The descriptor, ‘the Great Divergence’ has accompanied a number of debates in ...