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POVERTY, EXPLOITATION, AND POPULATION GROWTH: MARXIST AND MALTHUSIAN VIEWS ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CHILDBEARING IN THE THIRD WORLD” by Peter Grimes.  A Thesis Submitted to Michigan State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF ARTS,  Department of Sociology 1981

 

“ECONOMIC CYCLES AND INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY IN THE WORLD-SYSTEM: 1790-1990”

By Peter Grimes

A Dissertation submitted to the Johns Hopkins University in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; Baltimore, MD  Copyright 1996

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Abstract

CHAPTER ONE 1: STRATIFICATION IN THE WORLD-SYSTEM 1

THE STRUCTURE: CORE, SEMIPERIPHERY, PERIPHERY 2

                                                               The Core 3

                                                           The Periphery 5

                                                       The Semiperipherv 8

                                                               The State 8

                                                              Summary 10

NATIONAL MOBILITY WITHIN THE WORLD-SYSTEM 11

CAPITALIST CYCLES 13

                                                           Juglar cycles 14

                                                          Kuznets cycles 14

                                                       Kondratieff cycles 15

CHAPTER TWO: CYCLES AND INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY 18

                                 Mobility, the Kondratieff, and the Nation-State 20

                               The Effect of Economic Cycles on Class Relations 23

                              Core Competition, Global War, and the Periphery 26

CHAPTER THREE: RECORDED DATA: THE REALM OF APPEARANCES 30

                                              I. CYCLES AND THE DATA 30

                                                     Recent cycle research 30

                                   HUNTING FOR CYCLES: THE METHOD 32

                                                              The Data 33

                                                        A Validity Check 36

                                   HUNTING FOR CYCLES: THE RESULTS 41

                                              A Global Cycle of Production 41

                                                Identifying the Cycle Found 44

                                         Deviation Within the Global Pattern 47

CHAPTER FOUR: RECORDED DATA: THE REALM OF APPEARANCES (Part 2) 51

                            II. WORLD-SYSTEM POSITION AND THE DATA 51

                                    Recent Research on World-System Position 51

                          Critique of Arrighi, Drangel, Korzeniewicz, and Martin 55

                                The World-System Position Measure Used Here 57

                                         The Empirical Components of WSP 58

                                                       Trade Dependence 58

                                   Economic Size Relative to Trading Partners 59

                              "Productivity": The Organic Composition of Capital

                                                  Share of Global Production

CHAPTER FIVE:The Results 65

                            An Example of Constructing WSP: the United States 65

                                        WSP Computed for 5 Core Countries 75

                                                      The Global Pattern 80

                                       Another look at the Global Distribution 86

                                 WSP COMPARED TO OTHER MEASURES 89

                                   WSP AND INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY 92

                           International Mobility and the Global Economic Cycle 96

CONCLUSION 101

APPENDIX 106

BIBLIOGRAPHY 114

 

Peter E. Grimes 1999 “The Horsemen and the Killing Fields: The Final Contradiction of Capitalism” Pp.  13-42 in Walter L. Goldfrank, David Goodman and Andrew Szasz (eds.) Ecology and the World-System, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press

 

Sociologist of Energy: Howard Ehrlich interviews Peter Grimes” 2003 Social Anarchism: A Journal of Theory and Practice 34: 37-50 ISSN: 0196-4801