Journal of World-Systems Research
The main editorial goal of the Journal of World-Systems Research is to develop and disseminate scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems. We especially want to include works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines. These include, but are not limited to, civilizationists, evolutionary approaches, international political economy, comparative, historical and cultural analysis. We seek the work of political scientists, historians, sociologists, ethnographers, archaeologists, economists and geographers.
We especially encourage works that take theory seriously by confronting problems of conceptualization and making definitions of concepts explicit, by formulating hypotheses, constructing axiomatic theories and causal models. Theoretical research programs that combine theory construction with comparative research are badly needed to take the world-systems approach beyond the stage of a perspective.
We also want to encourage the application of comparative, quantititave and network-analytic methods to world-systems research, though we will certainly also publish pieces that do not use these methods. Any empirical study that is deemed relevant to world-systems analysis may be published even if it uses a very different conceptual framework.
And finally we also want to publish discussions of future trajectories and options for the modern world-system and considerations of what can be done to create a more humane, peaceful and just world society.
2016Guest Edited by: Manuela Boatca, Andrea Komlosy, and Hans-Heinrich Nolte
2015Guest Editors, Kevan Harris & Brendan McQuadeSpecial Issue: States and Social Movements in the Modern World-System (Edited by Mangala Subramaniam)
2014General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: The Political Economy of Commodity Chains (Edited by Jennifer Bair)
2013General Issue: World-Systems ResearchGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2012General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: Land Rights in the World-System (Guest Edited by: Farshad Araghi & Marina Karides)
2011General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: The World-Historical Imagination: Giovanni Arrighis The Long Twentieth Century in Prospect and Retrospect
2010General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: From the Global to the Local: Social Forums, Movements, and Place
2009General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: Methodological Issues in Macro Comparative Research
2008General Issue: World-Systems ResearchGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2007General Issue: World-Systems ResearchGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2006General Issue: World-Systems ResearchGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2005Special Issue: Globalizations from Above and Below: the Future of World SocietyGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2004Issue with Special Section: Premodern Historical Systems: The Rise and Fall of States and EmpiresGeneral Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: Global Social Movements Before & After 9/11
2003Special Issue: Globalization & the EnvironmentGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2002General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: Global Inequality Part IISpecial Issue: Global Inequality Part I
2001General Issue: World-Systems ResearchGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
2000Special Issue: Festschrift For Immanuel Wallerstein Part IISpecial Issue: Festschrift for WallersteinGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
1999General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: GlobalizationGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
1998General Issue: World-Systems ResearchSpecial Issue: Global Labor Movements
1997Special Issue: World-Systems and the EnvironmentGeneral Issue: World-Systems ResearchGeneral Issue: World-Systems Research
1996Thematic Section: Global Politics and the Future of the World-System
1995Thematic Section: Hegemonic Rivalry: Past and Future
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