Research Working Group on Settlement and Polity Upsweeps and Global State Formation
IROWS is conducting research on the growth/decline phases of polities and settlements and on the evolution of global governance and global state formation. We study the relationships between climate change, epidemic diseases, and the rise and fall of cities and empires since the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.
This project develops computational models of the processes of demographic growth, resources usage, environmental degradation, population pressure, warfare, population cycles, and the rise of sociocultural complexity in regional world-systems.
Research Working Group onTransnational Social Movements IROWS is studying participants in the World Social Forum,the relationships among the transnational movements, and global party formation.
Earlier IROWS Research Projects