PEWS02 Conference
Institute for Research on World-Systems
University of California, Riverside
Hegemonic Decline:
Present and Past

Conference Program (print version)
Friday May 3, 2002

8:00-8:30  Registration and Continental Breakfast
Location:University Theatre

8:30-10:05 Session  SA1--Keynote Address:

Immanuel Wallerstein,Yale University

"The United States in Decline?"
Location: University Theatre
Break-15 Minutes
10:20-12 noon Session  SA2--Comparing Hegemonies I

Presider: Christopher Chase-Dunn
Giovanni Arrighi, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University,
"The Autumn of World Hegemonies:  Three Belles Époques Compared."

Jonathan Friedman, Social Anthropology, University of Lund and
        Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
"On not learning from history.  Systemic properties of hegemonic decline: structure and culture."

Patrick O'Brien, London School of Economics, 
"The Pax Britannica, American Hegemony and the International Economic Order, 1846-1914
and 1941-2001."
Discussant: Patrick McGowan, Political Science, Arizona State University.
Location: University Theatre
12-1:30--Bag Lunch, University Auditorium

1:30-3:05 Session SA3--Global Elites and Hegemony
Presider: Beverly Silver
Thomas Reifer, IROWS-UCR, 
"Hegemonic Transitions, Globalization & Global Elite Formation."
William Robinson, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara,
"Global Capitalism and the Hegemony of the Transnational Elite."
John Borrego, Community Studies, UC Santa Cruz,
"The three dimensional core forms generated by global capitalism and the location,
forms and content of  antisystemic struggle."
Discussant: Walter Goldfrank, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz.
Location:University Theatre 

1:30-3:05  Session SB1--Early Hegemony 1

Presider: Mitchell Allen


Kasja Ekholm, Anthropology, University of Lund
"The final collapse of the Mediterranean-Egyptian-Near Eastern Bronze Age as a global systemic phenomenon."

William Thompson, Political Science, Indiana University,
"C-Wave Crisis and Early Classical era Trade Reorientations."

David Wilkinson, Political Science, UC Los Angeles,
"Power Configuration Sequences in the Central World System 1500 BC- 700 BC."

Discussant: Stanley Burstein, History, Cal State, Los Angeles.

Location:  College Building North
           Break-15 Minutes

3:20-5:00  Session SA4--Hegemony and the Environment

Presider: Diana C. Gildea

Stephen Bunker, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Paul Ciccantell, Sociology, Western Michigan University
"Matter, Space and Technology in past and future hegemonies."

Jason W. Moore, Geography, University of California, Berkeley,
"Is there a Political Ecology of the Hegemonic Cycle? Hegemonic Transitions, Environmental
Transformation, and Phases of Capitalist Development."

Eileen Rabach, Economics, Santa Monica College,
"West Coast ports, Globalization and Hegemony."

Discussant: John Agnew, Geography, UCLA.

Location:  University Theatre

3:20-5:00 Session SB2--Early Hegemony II

Presider: Stanley Burstein


Sing Chew, Sociology, Humboldt State University,
"From Harappa to Mesopotamia and Egypt to Mycenae: Dark Ages, Hegemonial Shifts, and Environmental/Climatic Changes 2200BC-700BC."

Mitchell Allen, Alta Mira Press, Santa Clara University,
"Power Is In The Details: Administrative Technology and the Growth of Ancient Near Eastern Cores."

Randall Collins, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
"Hegemonic Declines in Ancient China: Dynastic Cycle or Geopolitical Explanation?"

Discussant: David Wilkinson, Political Science, UCLA.

Location: College Building North

5:00-6:30      Reception at IROWS

Location: College Building South.

Saturday May 4, 2002

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast.
Location: University Theatre

8:30-10:05 Session SA5--Comparing Hegemonies II

Presider: Jeff Kentor

Peter Taylor, Geography, Loughborough University,
"The problem of Dutch hegemonic decline and its Relationship to Globalization."

Joachim Rennstich, Political Science, Indiana University,
"The Phoenix-Cycle: Global Leadership Transition in a Long-Wave Perspective."

Luis Sandoval Ramirez, Institute of Economic Research,  National Autonomous University of Mexico,
"The World Hegemony of Great Powers: Some Theoretical Considerations."

Discussant: Immanuel Wallerstein

Location: University Theatre

8:30-10:05 Session SB3--Early Hegemony III

Presider: Tom Hall

Eric Mielants, Sociology, SUNY at Morrisville,
"The Origins of European Hegemony: The Political Economy of South Asia and Europe compared (c. AD 1200-AD 1500)."

Eugene Anderson, Anthropology, UCR,
"Lamb, rice and Mongol hegemonic decline."

Alexis Alvarez, Chris Chase-Dunn and Dan Pasciuti
"Power and Size: Urbanization and Empire Formation in World-Systems."

Andre Gunder Frank, World History, Northeastern
"Hegemony and Bronze Age world-system cycles"

Discussant: Stephen Sanderson, Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Location: College Building North

            Break-15 Minutes

10:20-12 noon Session SA6--Labor, Hegemony and Globalization

Presider: Don Clelland

Robert J.S. Ross, Sociology, Clark University,
"South-South: Reframing The Issue of Globalization and Labor Rights."

Edna Bonacich, Sociology, UCR,
"Shippers and Carriers: Class Struggle in the Global Logistics Sector."

Amy Holmes, Center for Gender Studies, University of Marburg, Germany,
"Servants of the World-System: An Analysis of Servitude in the U.S. and the International Division of Reproductive Labor."

Discussant: Rich Appelbaum, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara.

Location: University Theatre

10:20-12 noon Session SA7--Networks and Hegemony

Presider: Thomas Reifer

Papers: Jeffrey Kentor, Sociology, University of Utah,
"Conduits of Power: Transnational Corporate Networks and Hegemony."

Tie-Ting Su, Sociology and Criminal Justice, California State University, Los Angeles
"Three Eyes on Hegemons."

David Smith, Sociology, University of California, Irvine,
"World Trade networks and hegemony in the late 20th century."

Discussant: Robert Hanneman, Sociology, UCR.

Location: College Building North

  12-1:30-- Bag Lunch, University Auditorium

1:30-3:05 Session SA8--Hegemony and Transnational Indigenism.

Presider: Jonathan Friedman


Wilma Dunaway, Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, “Indigenism and Ethnification in the Modern World-System: The Dialectics of Counter-hegemonic Resistance in an Age of Transition”

Thomas D. Hall, Sociology, DePauw University, and James Fenelon, Sociology, Cal State, San Bernardino,
"Indigenous Peoples and Hegemonic Change: Opportunities for Resistance or Dangerous Times?"

Glen David Kuecker, DePauw University, Conflict Studies,
"We the People Who are the Color of the Earth." Hegemonic Decline and Indigenous Resistance to the Current Capitalist World-System: A Perspective from the Mountains of Southern Mexico."

Kathleen Pickering, Anthropology,  Colorado State University,
"Same as it ever was? LaKota Culture, Semiproletarian Households, and the Myth of Full
Employment in Hegemonic Decline."

Discussant: Franke Wilmer, Political Science, Montana, State University

Location: University Theatre

1:30-3:05 Session SA9-- Terrorism and Hegemony

Presider: Kasja Ekholm

Albert Bergesen and Omar Lizardo, Sociology, University of Arizona,
"Terrorism and Hegemonic Decline."

Lauren Langman Sociology and Anthropology, Loyola University of Chicago, Co-author Douglas Morris,
"Islamic Terrorism: From Retrenchment to Ressentiment  and Beyond."

Richard Lee, Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University,
"The 'War on Terror': Hegemonic Conflict or Transitional Struggle."

Discussant: Thomas Reifer, IROWS, UCR.

Location: College Building North

            Break-15 Minutes

3:20-5:00 Session SA10--Hegemony and Resistance

Presider: Albert Bergesen

Beverly Silver, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University,
"Antisystemic Movements and Hegemonic Transitions."

Terry Boswell, Sociology, Emory University,
"Hegemonic decline and World Revolution: When the world is up for grabs."

Kathleen Schwartzman, Sociology, University of Arizona,
"A New Mechanism of Dependency? The New Municipal indebtedness of Semperipheral Cities."

Nick Kardulias, Sociology and Anthropology,
"Negotiation in a Contested Periphery: Indians in the Fur Trade."

Discussant: William Robinson, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Location: University Theatre

3:20-5:00 Session SA11--Hegemony, East and West

Presider: Eugene Anderson

Ho-Fung Hung, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
"Contentious Peasants, Paternalist State and Arrested Capitalism in China's Long Eighteenth Century."

Norihisa Yamashita, Faculty of Letters, Historical Sociology, Hokkaido University,
"Parallel Decline of Early Modern Hegemonies: The Concept of early Modern
Regional System and the Globality of the 18th Century."

Seung-Wook Baek, Chinese Studies, Korea, Hanshin University,
"China in East Asia after  the American Hegemony- -China's Open Door Policy and the Relationship between China and Japan."

Discussant: Giovanni Arrighi, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.

Location: College Building North

           Christopher Chase-Dunn
              Eugene Anderson
             Jonathan Friedman

               Alexis Alvarez
              Elizabeth Conniff
             Vincent Giedraitis
               Rebecca Giem
             Andrew Jorgenson
                 Shoon Lio
                Dan Pasciuti
                John Rogers
                Louis Tuthill
                 Eric Vega

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