The Institute for Research on World-Systems
The Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS) organizes collaborative research among social and physical scientists on long-term, large-scale social change and its ecological, geographical and epidemiological causes and effects.
Located at the University of California at Riverside, IROWS pursues comparative research on the rise and fall of civilizations, long-term processes of globalization and climate change.
IROWS formerly published the Journal of World-Systems Research, a scholarly, refereed electronic journal that has now become the official journal of the Political Economy of World-Systems section of the American Sociological Association. JWSR is edited by Jackie Smith at the University of Pittsburg.
IROWS also sponsors Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History edited by Peter Turchin (University of Connecticut).
IROWS research foci include:
IROWS facilitates interdisciplinary collaborative research
among Sociologists, Anthropologists, Geographers, Political Scientists,
Historians, Environmental Scientists and Economists.
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