Political Economy of World-Systems 2002 Conference

Location: Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS)

University of California, Riverside 

Dates: Friday and Saturday May 3-4, 2002

Theme: Hegemonic Declines: Present and Past
 The IROWS PEWS02 conference addressed the problems of conceptualizing and assessing hegemonic rise and decline  in the modern world-system, especially comparing the current era with the earlier Dutch and British hegemonies. In addition, several sessions will be devoted to the study of hegemony in the premodern world-systems. There are sessions on global elites, transnational indigenism, hegemony and environment, global networks, globalization and labor, terrorism and hegemony, resistance, and East/West issues.

Immanuel Wallerstein  presented the keynote address entitled “U.S. Hegemonic Decline?” at 8:30 am on Friday, May 3 in the University Auditorium. A report on the highlights of the conference is here.

Randall Collins, Peter Taylor, Patrick O’Brien, Giovanni Arrighi, Stephen Bunker, David Smith, Sing Chew, Kasja Ekholm, Terry Boswell, Jonathan Friedman, Beverly Silver, Lauren Langman, Tom Hall, Mitch Allen, Eugene Anderson, Jeff Kentor, Wilma Dunaway, William R. Thompson, Nick Kardulias, David Wilkinson, Albert Bergesen, Edna Bonacich, Rich Appelbaum, Robert Ross, Bill Robinson, John Borrego, Tieting Su and several other eminent scholars will present conference papers.

           Conference Program    

                         Paper Abstracts           Read Papers Online


Organizers of the conference were:
Christopher Chase-Dunn, IROWS, College Building South, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 USA, chriscd@mail.ucr.edu ;
Eugene Anderson, Anthropology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 USA, gene@ucrac1.ucr.edu and
Jonathan Friedman, Anthropology, University of Lund, jonathan.friedman@soc.lu.se.
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