IROWS ANNUAL REPORT 2005-2006

Center Director:  Christopher  Chase-Dunn

Title:  Director

Phone:  (951) 827 - 2062

Department:  Sociology

Email:   chriscd@ucr.edu

College:    CHASS

Period of Review: 2005-2006

     

 

Name of Center: Institute for Research on World-Systems

 

 

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 A1.  GENERAL NARRATIVE:         Please provide a short statement highlighting the main activities in which the center has engaged during the review period and how they relate to the mission, goals and objectives of the research center and to the challenges/issues/problems central to the work of the research center.  How did the center contributed to UCR’s graduate and undergraduate teaching programs?  What activities did the center provide to UCR’s external communities?

                                         

MAIN ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MISSION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES:

 

MISSION, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF IROWS:  IROWS is the world’s premier institute doing research on globalization, global social change and the historical evolution of intersocietal systems. IROWS initiates and sponsors research activities, public events, university-wide academic projects, a web site (www.irows.ucr.edu), and electronic publications for the wider academic, regional and world-wide public interested in research on globalization and global policy issues.

The main purpose of IROWS is to conduct long term, large-scale interdisciplinary research to achieve a better understanding of:

·         Global Social Change,

·        The Historical Evolution of Cities and Polities,

·        Global and Regional Political Ecology,

·        Biotechnology and Global Political Economy,

·        Waves and Contours of Global Elite Integration Since 1840,

·        The Rise, Fall and Upward Sweeps of Polity Formation and the Emergence of a Global State, and

·        Transnational Social Movements and Global Party Formation.

 

IROWS Financial Situation:  The original funding from UCR for IROWS is now completely depleted. Funding for speakers comes from the Institute on Global Cooperation and Conflict (IGCC) at UC-San Diego (Chase-Dunn is the co-Director of the UCR branch of IGCC, the Program on Global Studies) and NSF grant support is used to fund graduate and undergraduate research assistants.  Staff assistance (Nelda Thomas) is being funded at 25% by the Dean of CHASS for 2006/7.

 

CENTER’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO UCR’S GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING PROGRAMS:

                                         

Undergraduate:

  • the Global Studies Major;
  • Involvement of undergraduates in research projects.

Graduate:

  • the Political Economy and Global Social Change specialization in the Sociology Ph.D. Program.
  • participation of graduate students in on-going research projects, professional presentations and publications.

 

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Delivery of lectures on globalization and global social change to: 

UCR-affiliated community organizations such as the Citizen’s University Committee, the Life Society, the Environmental Sciences Research Institute (ESRI) in Redlands, the UCR Palm Desert campus and UCR Affiliates; and Regional, national and international academic audiences at meetings of the California Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, the American Sociological Association, the International Studies Association and the International Sociological Association,

·        Organization of academic conferences, conference sessions and workshops at UCR and in connection with several regional, national and international professional organizations.

  • IROWS Director Chase-Dunn is the Faculty Advisor to the UCR Model United Nations program and the UCR branch of CALPIRG.
  • Participation in the Mellon-sponsored symposium on Transforming Hegemonies in 2005-2006 and on Global Networks in 2006-2007.

 

A2.  RESEARCH NARRATIVE:       Please summarize any significant trends (new research directions, significant increases or decreases in sponsored funding, changes in outreach efforts, etc.) during the review period.   

 

In 2005-2006 three main research projects at IROWS were:

1.      One was an NSF-sponsored research on global elite integration in the nineteenth century. This project is winding up and we are working on a final report and a book publication.

2.      IROWS obtained NSF-HSD funding for a 3-year project on the rise and fall of states and empires over the past 3000 years and the future emergence of a global state. This is a continuation of an on-going project (since 2000) that quantitatively studies the growth of cities and states since the Bronze Age. The co-PIs on the NSF-HSD project are Chase-Dunn, E.N. Anderson in Anthropology at UCR and Peter Turchin, a population ecologist at the University of Connecticut.

3.      IROWS has applied for funding to study the contours of relations among transnational social movements participating in the World Social Forums with co-PI Ellen Reese in Sociology. Five Sociology graduate students attended the 2005 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil where they administered a survey research instrument to more than 600 participants. Six graduate students will attend the 2007 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya to administer another survey.

Additional projects under development focus upon:

·        the trajectory of biotechnology as a new lead industry in the global political economy, and

·        the study of the growth of megacities using satellite imagery.

Detail information on past and current IROWS research projects are listed on the IROWS web site under “Projects.”

 

A3.  ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE:              Have any changes been made to the organizational or management structure of the center during the review period?  If so, please describe.

 

IROWS has a Governing Board composed of UCR faculty members with overlapping research and academic interests that provides oversight and confers about new initiatives.  The current Governing Board chair is Professor Robert Hanneman in the Sociology Department. Professor Edna Bonacich (now Emeritus) was the Board Chair from 2000 to 2006. The external Advisory Board is composed of academic experts in the U.S. and abroad who serve as consultants on research projects, help recruit students, organize academic conferences and workshops. IROWS receives immense grants management and application support from Robin Whittington in the Sociology Department. Kenneth Barr served as the IROWS Associate Director until June 30, 2006. He organized two speaker series, directed research projects and served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research. The IROWS Administrative Assistant, Nelda Thomas, is shared with the Robert Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies. As of July 1, 2006 the Presley Center will cover 75% of Mrs. Thomas’s salary and benefits.

 

B.1:  PARTICIPATING PERSONNEL

 

Group the personnel within each section by the Center’s major research programs, if possible/appropriate.

 

For Faculty:  Please list those UCR faculty who are members of the Academic Senate and who actively participated in center activities, e.g., a PI on a sponsored project administered by the center, member of center’s advisory committee, author on a center publication, etc.

 

  UCR FACULTY (Senate Members)                                                                                                                                  Type of Participation (check all that apply)

Name

Payroll Title

Affiliation

PI/Co-PI on Center Sponsored Award

Center Advisory Committee Member

Speaker at Center Event

Author on Center Publication

Other

 

 

 

(Description of Other)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Chase-Dunn

Professor

Sociology

x

x

x

IROWS Director

Edna Bonacich

Professor

Sociology

x

x

x

x

Chair, Advisory Committee (2000-2006)

Robert Hanneman

Professor

Sociology

x

x

x

Current Chair of Advisory Committee

Ellen Reese

Associate Professor

Sociology

x

x

x

x

     

E. N. Anderson

Professor Emeritus

Anthropology

x

x

x

x

     

Jonathan Turner

Professor

Sociology

x

     

Carl Cranor

Professor

Philosophy

x

     

Christine Gailey

Professor

Womens’ Studies

x

     

Randolph Head

Associate Professor

History

x

     

Ray Kea

Professor

History

x

     

Michael Kearney

Professor

Anthropology

x

     

Bai-Lian Li

Professor

Botany and Plant Sciences

x

     

Thomas Patterson

Professor

Anthropology

x

     

Roberto Sanchez-Rodriguez

Professor

Environmental Sciences

x

     

Thomas Scanlon

Professor

Comparative Literature

x

     

Richard Sutch

Professor

Economics

x

     

Juliann Allison

Associate Professor

Political Science

 

x

 

 

 

 

Anne Sutherland

Professor

Anthropology

 

x

 

 

 

 

Anil Deolalikar

Professor

Economics

 

x

 

 

 

 

For Other Academics:  Please list professional researchers, post-docs, visiting scholars, adjunct professors, academic specialists, research associates, academic coordinators, and academic CE appointees who actively participated in Center activities, e.g., PI on a sponsored project administered by the Center, member of a Research Team, speaker at a Center Conference/Event, author on a Center publication, etc.

 

 

Name
Payroll Title
Affiliation

PI/Co PI on

Center Sponsored Award

Center Advisory Committee Member

Speaker at Center Event

Author on Center Publication

Other

(Description of Other)

Stephen Sanderson

Visiting Professor

Sociology

x

     

Pablo Iglesias-Turrion

Post-doctoral fellow

IROWS

x

     

Mark Herkenrath

Post-doctoral fellow

IROWS

x

x

     

Salvatore Babones

Research Fellow

 

x

     

Kenneth Barr

Visiting Scholar

IROWS

x

x

     

Thomas Reifer

Research Fellow

IROWS

x

 

 

x

 

 

John Gulick

Research Fellow

IROWS

 

 

x

 

 

 

Alexis Alvarez

Visiting Scholar

IROWS

x

x

     

OTHER ACADEMICS                                                                                                                                                    Type of Participation (check all that apply)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF

 

For other administrative and support staff, please include Director along with other Center administrative support staff.

 

 

 

Name

Payroll Title

FTE

Source(s) of Funding

 

 

 

 

Chris Chase-Dunn

Director

1.00

Campus Allocation

Nelda Thomas

Adminstrative Assistant

1.00

Presley Center and CHASS Dean

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

For Graduate Students, please indicate degree being pursued, program/department/institutional affiliation, and faculty mentor.

 

Name

Degree

Year entered Program

Program/Department/Institution

Faculty Mentor

Kirk Lawrence

Ph.D.

2005

Sociology

 

Rebecca Giem

Ph.D.

2002

Sociology

Chase-Dunn

Shoon Lio

Ph.D.

2000

Sociology

     

Richard Niemeyer

Ph.D.

2004

Sociology

Chase-Dunn

Chris Schmitt

Ph.D.

2000

Sociology

     

Anders Carlson

Ph.D.

2004

Sociology

 Chase-Dunn

Christine Petit

Ph.D.

2003

Sociology

     

Linda Kim

Ph.D.

2003

Sociology

     

Erika Gutierrez

Ph.D.

2003

Sociology

     

Benjamin Fierro

Ph.D.

2005

Anthropology

Anderson

Hiroko Inoue

Ph.D.

2000

Sociology

Hanneman     

Jake Wilson

Ph.D.

2004

Sociology

Bonacich     

Toi Carter

Ph.D.

2005

Sociology

     

Roy Kwon

Ph.D.

2005

Sociology

     

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

For Undergraduate Students, please indicate class level, major/department/institutional affiliation, and faculty mentor.

 

 

Name

Degree

Year entered Program

Program/Department/Institution

Faculty Mentor

 

 

 

 

Yvonne Hsu

graduated

2001

Sociology

Chase-Dunn

Jet Tiu

Senior

2002

Sociology

     

Jonathan Krauss

Graduated

2001

History

     

Kim Anunta

Sophomore

2004

Sociology

     

 

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

For Advisory Committee members, please indicate name, title, and affiliation.  Below the table, list dates of meetings held for the period under review and attach a copy of the agenda for each meeting listed.

IROWS Advisory Board (external)


· Janet Abu-Lughod, New School for Social Research 

· Guillermo Algaze, UC-San Diego 

· Richard Appelbaum, UC-Santa Barbara 

· Giovanni Arrighi, Johns Hopkins 

· Walden Bello, University of the Phillipines

· Albert Bergesen, Arizona 

· Fred Block, UC-Davis 

· Volker Bornschier, Zurich 

· David Christian, California State University-San Diego

· Jonathan Friedman, Lund/Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales 

· Walter L. Goldfrank, UC-Santa Cruz 

· Thomas D. Hall, DePauw 

· Jeffrey Kentor, Utah   

· Su-Hoon Lee, Kyungnam University, Seoul 

· John W. Meyer, Stanford 

· Valentine Moghadam, UNESCO-Paris 

· Saskia Sassen, Chicago · Leslie Sklair, London School of Economics 

· Stephen K. Sanderson, Colorado 

· David A. Smith, UC-Irvine 

· Alvin So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

· Peter Taylor, Loughborough 

· Teivo Teivainen, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos-Lima

· William R. Thompson, Indiana 

· Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale 

· David Wilkinson, UCLA 


 

B.2:  CENTER PUBLICATIONS

 

No maximum page limit.  Provide information only for fiscal year under review.  List only those publications resulting from programs administered through the Center and those authored jointly as a result of collaborations between or among Center participants.  Use suggested format below.  Use full citation and arrange alphabetically by author under the Center’s major research programs.

 

Books:

Christopher Chase-Dunn and Salvatore Babones (eds.) Global Social Change: Historical and Comparative Perspectives  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press

Jonathan Friedman and Christopher Chase-Dunn (eds.) 2005. Hegemonic Declines: Present and Past. Boulder, CO.: Paradigm  Press.

Christopher Chase-Dunn and E.N. Anderson (eds.) 2005.  The Historical Evolution of World-Systems. London: Palgrave.

           

Journal articles:

Christopher Chase-Dunn, Thomas Reifer, Andrew Jorgenson and Shoon Lio 2005 "The U.S. Trajectory: A Quantitative Reflection, Sociological Perspectives 48,2: 233-254.

 

Book Chapters:

Christopher Chase-Dunn and Barry Gills 2005 “Waves of globalization and resistance in the capitalist world system: social movements and critical globalization studies.” Pp. 45-54 in Richard Appelbaum and William Robinson (eds.) Critical Globalization Studies

Christopher Chase-Dunn, Alexis Alvarez and Daniel Pasciuti, Forthcoming “World-systems in the biogeosphere: three thousand years of urbanization, empire formation and climate change.” In Paul Ciccantell, Gay Seidman and David A. Smith (eds.) Nature, Raw Materials, and Political Economy. JAI/Elsevier.

Christopher Chase-Dunn, Alexis Alvarez, and Daniel Pasciuti "Power and Size; urbanization and empire formation in world-systems" Pp. 92-112 in C. Chase-Dunn and E.N. Anderson (eds.) The Historical Evolution of World-Systems. New York: Palgrave.

Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall Forthcoming “Ecological degradation and the evolution of world-systems” in Forthcoming in Andrew K. Jorgenson and Edward L. Kick (eds.Globalization and the Environment. Brill

Christopher Chase-Dunn, Daniel Pasciuti, Alexis Alvarez and Thomas D. Hall. 2006 Waves of Globalization and Semiperipheral Development in the Ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian World-Systems  Pp. 114-138 in Barry Gills and William R. Thompson (eds.), Globalization and Global History London: Routledge.

 

B.3:  DISTINGUISHED AWARDS RECEIVED OR HELD BY CENTER PARTICIPANTS

 

Please list prestigious awards received or held by Center participants from professional organizations, industry, etc.

 

Recipient Name

Name of Award

Year Award Received

Chris Chase-Dunn

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2001

Chris Chase-Dunn

Elected President of the Economy and Society Research Committee of the International Sociological Association

2002

 

 

B.4:  EVENTS SPONSORED BY CENTER

 

Speaker Series:

Prof. Paul James, Director of the Globalism Institute for Studies in Transnationalism, Nationalism and Cultural Diversity, RMIT University, Melbourne, “Globalization and Empire: From the Global Oecumene to the War on Terror” Monday, November 7, Noon. Jenkins Library, 2145 Watkins Hall

Dr. Johan Goudsblom, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam. Author, Nihilism and Culture, Fire and Civilization, Norbert Elias on Civilization, Power and Knowledge, Fire in Human History, and numerous other books “Humans and Fire: A Sociological Look at a Long-Standing and Complex Relationship” Monday, November 14, 3 pm. Humanities 1500

April Linton (Assistant Professor of Sociology, at the University of California at San Diego), will speak on “making coffee trade fair: good taste and good causes.”  Wednesday, February 9, Noon, IROWS, College Building South

Amory Starr, Activist, Sociologist, Documentary Filmmaker, and Author of Naming the Enemy: Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalization and Global Revolt: A Guide to the Movements against Globalization, will lecture on: "Social Control Of Protest Since Seattle" Commentary by Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Visiting Fellow, IROWS, Friday, November 18, Noon, IROWS, College Building South, College Place,UCR

David A. Smith, Professor, Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of California-Irvine "Global Garment Manufacturing: Industrial Restructuring and Inequality" Wednesday, May 18, Noon. Institute for Research on World-Systems. College Building South

Arif Dirlik, Professor, History and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oregon, "Global modernity, spatial reconfigurations, and global health: perspectives from the People’s Republic of China" Thursday, May 26, 4 pm. Jenkin Library 2145 Watkins Hall

Mark Herkenrath, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Sociological Institute of the University of Zurich, and Visiting Fellow, Institute for Research on World-Systems, UCR “Power Disparities and Frame Disputes in Transnational Social Movement Coalitions” Wednesday, April 20, 3:00 PM, Watkins 1126

Salvatore Babones, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, "Globalization And Social Inequality: Implications For Economic Democracy" Wednesday, March 8, 3:00-4:30 pm, Jenkins Library, 2145 Watkins Hall

“12 Years After NAFTA” Dr. Gemma Lopez Limon, Professor Of Sociology, La Universidad Autonoma De Baja California In Mexicali, Mexico, Tuesday, March 18, 12:00-1:30pm, 3324 Olmsted Hall

 


B.5:  SPACE UTILIZED BY CENTER

 

Please provide explanations or descriptions as required.  Changes to number of square feet, space configuration, or space use should be described.

 

IROWS shares resources with the Alpha Center and the Presley Center that are also located in College Building South on College Place. The Map Room in College Building South is used by all three organizations for seminars, meetings and lectures of many of our invited speakers.  The Computer Lab, shared with the Presley Center, is used by graduate and undergraduate students working on research projects.

 

Space Utilized

Square Feet  (Approx)

 

Meeting Space

449

Office and Support

325

Research

889

total

1663


B.6:  SPONSORED FUNDING PROPOSALS AND AWARDS

  • 2004-2006 Co-Principal Investigator, "The Social Foundations of Global Conflict and Cooperation: Waves of Globalization and Global Elite Integration" National Science Foundation, Sociology Program (Co-PI with Thomas E. Reifer) $152,312

·         2005-2008 Co-Principal Investigator, “Global state formation: modeling the rise, fall and upward sweeps of large polities in world history and the global future” National Science Foundation, Human Social Dynamics Program (Co-PI with E.N. Anderson and Peter Turchin, University of Connecticut) $450,000. More information about the project is available at http://irows.ucr.edu/research/citemp/citemp.html

 

On the second table below, please list all pending and planned proposals in fiscal year under review and indicate the total amount of the request.

 

 

Proposals Pending

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal Title

PI

Co-PIs

Funding Agency

Period of Funding

Total Award Requested

Status

 Transnational social movements

 

 Ellen Reese and Chris Chase-Dunn

 NSF-Sociology

 2006-2008

 150,000

 Pending

 


B.7:  NON-SPONSORED RESOURCES

 

 

Sources of Funding

 

 Amount

Funding Provided by UCR Institutional Sources

 Dean of CHASS for salary of Nelda Thomas

 $6750

Funding Provided by UC System Sources

 

 

 

Funding from Endowments or Gifts

 

 

 

Funding from Other Sources (Please List)

IGCC Block Grant for Program on Global Studies

 

 

 $15,000

 

Brief history of IROWS:

The Institute for Research on World-Systems was established in 2000 in connection with the recruitment of Christopher Chase-Dunn from Johns Hopkins University. Chase-Dunn negotiated a five-year support package with then Executive Vice Chancellor David Warren. The financial support, which came primarily from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) budget, was based on a written development plan in which IROWS agreed to pursue extramural support for interdisciplinary research while organizing a colloquium seminar, a speaker series, occasional conferences and publishing an academic journal.

            Though there were some adjustments negotiated with then Dean of CHASS Patricia O’Brien, the UCR commitment was substantially honored.  An IROWS ORU proposal was approved by the UCR Academic Senate Committee on Research in November of 2001.  That original proposal was never sent forward from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor. IROWS Director Chase-Dunn is not now receiving financial support for supervising IROWS.

       IROWS has submitted extramural funding proposals requesting funding for more than $5 million per year since 2001. Two proposals to the NSF Sociology Program have been funded, and a 3-year project funded by the NSF Human Social Dynamics program for $450,000 began in October of 2005.

       The Administrative Assistant, Nelda Thomas, serves as the receptionist and answers the phones for the Presley Center and IROWS. Nelda also organizes conferences, speaker presentations, works on publications and assists with student and classroom support.

       IROWS has sponsored two major conferences. The first one, in 2002, was on the Political Economy of World-Systems and brought scholars and scientists from all over the world to UCR to present research that has subsequently resulted in the publication of three books. The second conference, on Globalization and Geographical Information Systems was held in 2004. This conference was co-funded by the UC-Santa Barbara Center for Spatial Integration of the Social Sciences, the UCR Office of Research, and the UCR Office of Chancellor.  IROWS has hosted several visiting postdoctoral fellows who have participated in our research projects. Most recently Mark Herkenrath, of the University of Zurich, and Pablo Iglesias Turrion, of the Universidad Complutense, Madrid have been in residence.

       Research projects carried on at IROWS have involved both undergraduate and graduate students in the study of global social change and socio-cultural evolution. Andrew Jorgenson, an early and amazingly productive graduate student, received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 2004 and took a tenure-track job at Washington State University. Sixteen other graduate students and twelve undergraduates have participated in IROWS research projects since 2001.

       The IROWS web site contains 22 working papers and hosts the home pages of five research projects. IROWS director Chase-Dunn helped to organize a specialization in Political Economy and Global Social Change for the Sociology Graduate Program and he is currently the Chair of the qualifying exam committee for this specialization. Chase-Dunn teaches the graduate core course in this specialization.

 

Irows web site: http://irows.ucr.edu/

Irows reports for 2002-2006 at: http://irows.ucr.edu/reports/irowsreportstoc.htm