World System History: The Social Science of Long-Term Change


This extraordinary book presents a refreshing and innovative overview of the changes to the global system over the last 5000 years. Featuring renowned contributors - each specialists in their field - this is the only volume to offer so co-ordinated a study of continuity and change in the global social, economic and political system. Key areas covered include: * International Political Economy - Robert A. Denemark * Archaeology - Jonathan Freidman * Economic development - Andre Gunder Frank * History - George Modelski * Sociology - Christopher Chase-Dunn

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Andre Gunder Frank
  • Barry K. Gills
  • George Modelski
  • David Wilkinson
  • Christopher Chase-Dunn
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2000