The Journal of World-Systems Research

By Ferda Mehmet, student intern of CHASS College Computing

Christopher Chase-DunnThe Journal of World-Systems Research, co-edited and founded by Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World Systems Christopher Chase-Dunn, is an electronic journal that produces a high quality publication on world-systems research. Chase-Dunn has done cross-national quantitative studies on the effects of dependence on foreign investment, while studying cities and settlement systems as super-organisms. His recent research focuses on inter-societal systems, including both the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems. He is also currently doing research on the causes of empire expansion and urban growth and decline in the Afro-Eurasian world-system over the last 4000 years, as well as conducting a comparative study of stateless, state-based and modern world-systems.

The journal aims to publish quantitative and comparative research on world-systems, works of theory construction and codifications of causal propositions, data sets, and book reviews that are relevant to world-system studies. It encourages authors to use the hypermedia advantages of electronic publication to present their research results. It also aims to encourage the application of comparative, quantitative, and network-analytic methods to world-systems research. The primary editorial goal of this journal is to develop and disseminate scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems, as well as include works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines.

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