WSF-PEWS Conference Program (draft v. 4-9-13)

Institute for Research on World-Systems, University of California-Riverside

Structures of the World Political Economy and the Future Global Conflict and Cooperation

Most sessions are 100 minutes. With 4 papers, a discussant and time for the audience that means 15 minutes per presentation.

If there are 3 papers in a session presenters will have 20 minutes. Projectors will be available for PPT presentations and we will figure out how you can hook in to the UCR wireless internet system.

Friday April 12, 2013

7:20 and 7:45  Vans leave hotels for UCR

8:00-8:20         Registration and Continental Breakfast

*Location: University Theatre Plaza

8:20                 Opening and Welcoming Remarks: Dean Stephen Cullenberg, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

*Location: University Theatre

Plenary Session 1

8:30-9:20         Keynote 1: Jason Moore (Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University)

“The End of Cheap Nature, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about ‘the’ Environment   and Love the Crisis of Capitalism”

Presider: Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale)

*Location: University Theatre

9:20-10:10       Keynote 2: Wilma Dunaway (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Sexism after Bifurcation? The Arrow of Women’s Time and Utopistics for a New World Order

Presider: Christian Suter (University of Neuchâtel)

*Location: University Theatre

15 minute break (10-10-10:25) pick up water at University Theatre Plaza on way to next venue

Panel Sessions 1 - 6

10:25-12:05     Session 1: Earth System and World-System

                        Presider: Jason Moore (Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University)

Carl Nordlund (Central European University) “Preceding and governing measurements: an

Emmanuelian conceptualization of ecological unequal exchange”

Farshad Araghi (Florida Atlantic University)

“The End of Cheap Ecology and the Future of “Cheap Capital:” Food Crises, Hunger Regime,

and the Global Crisis of Reproduction”

Thomas J. Burns (University of Oklahoma) A Theory of Ecological Mismatch in a World-Systems Perspective”

Discussant:  Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban) <>

                        *Location: Map Room, College Building South

10:25-12:05     Session 2: World-system Structure and Position

Presider: Albert J. Bergesen (University of Arizona)

Salvatore Babones (University of Sydney) “Measuring the Degree of Structure in the

World-Economy Using Concepts From Entropy Theory”

Samuel Cohn (Texas A and M University) “Rethinking Unequal Terms of Trade: the

Crystallization of the World into Core and Periphery 1870-1950”

Jeffrey Kentor (University of Utah) “A New Typology of the Global Economy: 1850-present”

Discussant: Matthew Mahutga (University of California-Riverside)

*Location: College Building North, Rm. 205

10:25-12:05     Session 3: Social Movements and Semiperipheral Regimes

Presider: Jenny Chesters  (University of Canberra)

Paul Almeida (University of California-Merced) “The Development State as Incubator of

Antisystemic Movements”

Alessandro Morosin and Chris Chase-Dunn (University of California-Riverside)

“Latin America in the World-System: World Revolutions and Semiperipheral Development”

Chungse Jung (Binghamton University) “Does the Semiperiphery End?: Empirical Reappraisals  

on the Perspective of Antisystemic Movements”

Robert MacPherson (University of California, Irvine) "Antisystemic Movements in Periods of 
Hegemonic Decline: Syndicalist Coalition-Formation in World-Historical Perspective." 

Discussant: Mark Herkenrath (University of Zurich) <>

                        *Location: The Darwin Room, 1239 Spieth Hall


12:05-1:30       Box Lunch, Location: Director’s Garden adjacent to College Building South

1:30-3:05 (95 minutes)

Session 4: Earth System and World-System2

Presider: Ellen Reese (University of California-Riverside)

Jennifer Givens and Andrew Jorgenson (University of Utah) “Global Integration and

Carbon Emissions, 1965-2005”

Daniela Danna (University of Milan) “Population in the core, the semiperiphery, and the

periphery in the current B phase”

Armand Leka Essomba (University of Yaounde I/Cameroon) “Fear of “world shortage”

and re-discovery of oil in Africa: Social and political consequences of Chinese-American oil competition in sub-Saharan Africa”

Discussant: David A. Smith (University of California-Irvine) <>

                        *Location: Map Room, College Building South

1:30-3:05         Session 5: Global Inequalities

Presider: Paul Almeida (University of California-Merced)

Jenny Chesters  (University of Canberra)

“The Effect of Neoliberalism on the Distribution of Wealth in the World Economy”

Hiroko Inoue (University of California-Riverside) “Evolution of Global Stratification

—dynamic interaction of trade network and land use patterns”

Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz and Scott Albrecht (University of Maryland, College Park)

            “Global Wages and World Inequality: Crisis or Opportunity?”

Marco Bulhões Cecilio (Federal  Univeristy of  Rio de Janeiro) “A Braudelian look at the

 contemporary financial sector as an accumulation center:findings from the investigative window of

opportunity provided by the 2007/2008 financial crisis”

Discussant: Salvatore Babones (University of Sydney) <>

                        *Location:  College Building North, Room 205

1:30-3:05         Session 6: Rising Powers 1

Presider: William R. Thompson (Indiana University)

James Fenelon  (California State University at San Bernardino) “Indigenous Alternatives to the

Global Crises of the Modern World System”

F. Sonia Arellano-López (Binghamton University) “Development in the Western Amazon:

Regional Integration, Economic Growth and Changing Roles of the State

Antonio Gelis-Filho (Fundação Getúlio Vargas-EAESP ) São Paulo) “The “vinte gloriosos”:

Brazil in the World-System, 1989-2012

Daniel Pasciuti and Beverly J. Silver (Johns Hopkins University) “Developmentalist Illusion Redux?”

Discussant: Thomas J. Burns (University of Oklahoma) <>

*Location: The Darwin Room, 1239 Spieth Hall

Break-15 Minutes 3:05- 3:20 in front of Genomics Auditorium

Plenary Session 2
3:20-5:20         "World-systems theory and alternative approaches" 

Organizer and Presider: Christian Suter (University of Neuchâtel)

Panelists:Volker Bornschier (University of Zurich); Thomas D. Hall (DePauw University;

William I. Robinson (University of California-Santa Barbara); William R. Thompson (Indiana University);

Jonathan Turner (University of California-Riverside)

Discussants: Immanuel Wallerstein (Yale); Chris Chase-Dunn (University of California-Riverside)

*Location:  Genomics Auditorium


5:25-7:00         College Building South, Director’s Garden

7:00 -               Dinner: On Your Own

Saturday April 13, 2013

Vans leave hotels: 7:20 and 7:40

8:00-8:30         Registration and Continental Breakfast.

*Location: Map Room, College Building South

Panel Sessions 7 - 12

8:30 to 10:10   Session 7: “Global cities in the world-system”

Organizer and Presider: Michael Timberlake (University of Utah)

                        Arthur S. Alderson, Joe Johnston (Indiana University) and Jason Beckfield

(Harvard University) “Urban Development and the World City System:  Inter-City Relations and the Fate of U.S. Cities”

Tang Wei (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) “Cities and the Transformation of the Global


Matthew R. Sanderson (Kansas State University) and Michael F. Timberlake (University of

            Utah) “Bringing Migration Back In: A Cross-City Comparative Analysis of the World Urban System”

Peter J Taylor ( Northumbria University), Ben Derudder (Ghent University),

Michael Hoyler (Loughborough University) and Pengfei Ni (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing)

Vital positioning through the World City Network: advanced producer service firms as strategic networks,

global Cities as strategic places

Discussant: Andrew Jorgenson (University of Utah) <>

*Location: Anderson South, Room 118

8:30-10:10       Session 8: Labor

Presider: Quee-young Kim (University of Wyoming)

Sahan Karatasli, Sefika Kumral, Ben Scully, Beverly Silver and Smriti Upadhyay (Johns Hopkins University)

Bringing Labor Back in: Workers in the Current Wave of Global Social Protest”

Anthony Roberts (University of California-Riverside) “Neo-Corporatism in the World Economy:

A Cross-National Analysis of 18 OECD Countries, 1970-2005

Jason Struna (University of California-Riverside) “Transnationally Implicated Labor Processes as

Transnational Social Relations: Workplaces and Global Class Formation”

Discussant: Harold Kerbo (California Polytechnic State University)

*Location: College Building North, Room 205

8:30-10:10       Session 9: Wars and Warfare

Presider: Thomas D. Hall (DePauw University

Albert J. Bergesen (University of Arizona) “World War II: What Have We Learned About Global Conflict?

Ray Dezzani,(University of Idaho) and Colin Flint ( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

“One Logic, Many Wars: The Variety and Geography of Wars in the Capitalist World-Economy, 1816-2007”

Eric Bonds (University of Mary Washington) “Global Humanitarian Norms and Hegemonic Power:

Terrorizing Violence in the Long Iraq War”

Bruno Hendler (University of Brazilia) “The United States and China in the 21st century:

the costs of the War on Terror and the changes in asymmetric interdependence”

Discussant: Samuel Cohn (Texas A and M University) <>

                        *Location: College Building South, Map Room

10:10-10:25     Break, Water at College Building South

10:25-12:05     Session 10: On the Trail of the Global Commodity Chain

Organizers: Jennifer Bair (University of Colorado, Boulder) and

                        Jeffrey Henderson (University of Bristol)

Presider: James Fenelon  (California State University at San Bernardino) 

Donald A. Clelland (University of Tennessee) “The Core of the Apple: Surplus Drain and

Dark Value in a Global Commodity Chain”

Elizabeth Sowers (University of California-Irvine) Paul S. Ciccantell (Western Michigan University) and

David Smith (University of California-Irvine) “Comparing Critical Capitalist Commodity Chains in the Early

Twenty-first Century: Opportunities For and Constraints on Labor and Political Movements”

Mario Davide Parrilli (Basque Institute of Competitiveness & and Deusto Business School)

Khalid Nadvi (University of Manchester) and Henry Wai-Chung Yeung (National University of Singapore)

 “Local and Regional Development in Global Value Chains, Production Networks and Innovation Networks:

A Comparative Review and Challenges for Future Research”

Somjita Laha (University of Manchester) “Spatial Movement of E-waste as Capital Flow”

Discussant: Jennifer Bair (University of Colorado, Boulder) <>

                        *Location: Anderson South, Room 118

10:25-12:05     Session 11: Development in the Global South

Presider: Beverly J. Silver (Johns Hopkins University)

Harold Kerbo (California Polytechnic State University) and Patrick Ziltener (University of

            Zurich) “Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction in the Modern World System:

 Southeast Asia and the Negative Case of Cambodia”

Gary Coyne (University of California-Riverside) “The Political Economy of Language Education Policies”

Rak koo Chung  (SUNY-Albany) “Global and Local: Elites and the Dynamics of Nominal Democratization”

Tamer El Gindi (University of California, Irvine) “Income Inequality and Economic Globalization:

A Longitudinal Study of Muslim-Majority Countries (1963-2002)”

Discussant: Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz (University of Maryland, College Park) <>

                        *Location: Map Room, College Building South

10:25-12:05     Session 12: Political Globalization

Presider:  Chris Chase-Dunn (University of California-Riverside)

Alexis Alvarez (University of California-Riverside) “The Structure and Dynamics of Global Governance”

Patrick Bond (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban) “Territorial alliance formation and dissolution as

building blocs for geopolitical theory”

Manuela Boatcă (Free University of Berlin) “Commodification of Citizenship: Global Inequalities and

the Modern Transmission of    Property”

Lindsay Jacobs and  Ronan Van Rossem (Ghent University) “Political power and the world-system:

 can political globalization counter core hegemony?”

Discussant: William R. Thompson (Indiana University) <>

                        *Location: College Building North, Room 205


12:05-1:30       Box Lunch, College Building South, Director’s Garden

Plenary Session 3

1:30-2:20         Keynote 3: William I. Robinson (University of California-Santa Barbara) "Policing the Global Crisis."

Presider: Katja Guenther (University of California-Riverside)

2:20-3:10         Keynote 4: Randall Collins (University of Pennsylvania) “Routes towards the end of capitalism in mid-21st Century:

 world-system cycles, and proletarianizing the electronic middle-class”

Presider: Jonathan Turner (University of California-Riverside)


*Location: Anderson South, Room 118

Break-15 Minutes 3:10-3:25 water at College Building South

Panel Sessions 13 - 14

3:25-5:05         Session 13: System Boundaries and Competition

Presider: Wilma Dunaway (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Thomas D. Hall (DePauw University) “Boundaries, Borders, and Frontiers in the Contemporary

World-System as Seen from Non-State Angles”

Daniel Gugan (University of Budapest) “The EU’s regional world-system: Evaluating the

                        European Neighborhood Policy in the light of regional core-periphery patterns”

Thomas E. Reifer (University of San Diego) “The Battle for the Future Has Begun: 

The Reassertion of Race, Space and Place in World-Systems Geographies and Anti-Systemic Cartographies”

Discussant: Farshad Araghi (Florida Atlantic University) <>

                        *Location: College Building North, Room 205

3:25-5:05         Session 14: Rising Powers 2

Presider: Volker Bornschier (University of Zurich)

Quee-young Kim (University of Wyoming) “The Meaning of the Rise of China”Astra Bonini (Columbia University)

“The Rise of China: Implications for Raw Material Producing Countries in Comparative Historical Perspective

Wai Kit Choi (California State University- Los Angeles), Andrew Duncan and David A. Smith (University of California-Irvine)

 Shanghai and Hong Kong: Competitors for World City Prominence in China?

Discussant: Manuela Boatcă (Free University of Berlin) <>

                        *Location: Map Room, College Building South

Awards Dinner

6:00 -               White Horse Ranch, 2007 Mt.Vernon Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507