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I. Kaplan, B. H., ed. Social Change in the Capitalist World Economy; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 01; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London, 1978.

II. Goldfrank, W. L., ed. The World-System of Capitalism: Past and Present; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 02; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London, 1979.

III. Hopkins, T. K. & I. Wallerstein, eds. Processes of the World-System; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 03; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London, 1980.

IV. Rubinson, R., ed. Dynamics of World Development; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 04; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London, 1981.

V. Friedman, E., ed. Ascent and Decline in the World-System; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 05; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London/New Delhi, 1982.

VI. Bergesen, A., ed. Crises in the World-System; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 06; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London/New Delhi, 1983.

VII. Bergquist, C., ed. Labor in the Capitalist World-Economy; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 07; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London/New Delhi, 1984.

VIII. Evans, P.; Dietrich Rueschemeyer; Evelyne Huber Stephens, eds. States Versus Markets in the World-System; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 08; Sage Publications: Beverly Hills/London/New Delhi, 1985.

IX. Tardanico, R., ed. Crises in the Caribbean Basin; Political Economy of the World-System Annuals 09; Sage Publications: Newbury Park/Beverly Hills/London/New Delhi, 1987.

X. Ramirez, F. O., ed. Rethinking the Nineteenth Century: Contradictions and Movements; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 10; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1988.

XI. Smith, J.; Jane Collins; Terence K. Hopkins and Akbar Muhammad, eds. Racism, Sexism, and the World-System; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 11; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1988.

XII (a). Boswell, T., ed. Revolution in the World-System; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 12a; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1989.

XII(b). Schaeffer, R. K., ed. War in the World-System; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 12b; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1989.

XIII. Martin, W. G., ed. Semiperipheral States in the World-Economy; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 13; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1990.

XIV. Kasaba, R., ed. Cities in the World-System; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 14; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1991.

XV. Palat, R. A., ed. Pacific-Asia and the Future of the World-System; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 15; Greenwood Press: Westport, CT/London, 1993.

XVI. Gerefi, Gary & Korzeniewicz, Miguel, eds., Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 16; Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 1994.

XVII. McMichael, P., ed. Food and Agrarian Orders in the World-Economy; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System 16; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1995.

XVIII. Smith, David A. & Böröcz, József, eds. A New World Order? Global Transformations in the Late Twentieth Century; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1995.

XIX. Korzeniewicz, Roberto Patricio & Smith, William C., eds. Latin America in the World-Economy; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1996.

XX. Ciccantell, Paul S. & Bunker, Stephen G., eds. Space and Transport in the World-System; Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System; Greenwood Press: New York/Westport, CT/London, 1998.

XXI. Goldfrank, Walter L., David Goodman & Andrew Szasz, eds., Ecology and the World-System. Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System, 21. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.

XXII. Derluguian, Georgi & Scott L. Greer, eds., Questioning Geopolitics. Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System, 22. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.

XXIV. Grosfoguel, Ramón & Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez, eds., The Modern/Colonial/Capitalist World-System in the Twentieth Century: Global Processes, Antisystemic Movements, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge. Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System, 24. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

XXV. (a) Dunaway, Wilma A., ed., Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System, Volume I: Crises and Resistance in the 21st Century World-System. Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System, 25a. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

XXV. (b) Dunaway, Wilma A., ed., Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System, Volume II: New Theoretical Directions for the 21st Century World-System. Studies in the Political Economy of the World-System, 25b. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

XXVI. Reifer, Thomas E., ed., Globalization, Hegemony, and Power: Anti-systemic Movements and the Global System. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Press, 2004.

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PEWS XXXIV, 2010,  Florida Atlantic University

 

PEWS XXXIII, 2009, University of San Diego

 

PEWS XXXII, 2008, Fairfield University

PEWS XXXI, 2007, St. Lawrence University

PEWS XXX, 2006, Macalester College

PEWS XXIX, 2005, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

PEWS XXVIII, 2004, University of California, Berkeley

PEWS XXVII, 2003, Georgetown University

PEWS XXVI, 2002, Univ. of California, Riverside

PEWS XXV , 2001Virginia Tech., Blacksburg VA

PEWS XXIV, 2000 Boston College

PEWS XXIII, 1999 University of Maryland, College Park

a) PEWS XXII, Mar. 22-23, 1998

It was held at Northwestern University, March 22-23, 1998, on the theme "The Shifting Geopolitics of the Modern World-System." The following papers were offered:

Stephen Gill (York University, Toronto) Keynote Speaker. "The New Constitutionalism and Reconstitution of Capital"

Randall Collins (Univ. of Pennsylvania) "Predictions of Geopolitical Theory and the Modern World-System"

Burçu Bostanoglu (Gazi Univ., Ankara) "Hegemony: Thinking About Competition and Collusion in Tandem"

Michael Loriaux (Northwestern Univ.) "The Geopolitics of European Integration and the Pending Regionalization of the World Economy"

The "End-of-the-World" Debate: World Wars, World Peace, World-Empire?

Giovanni Arrighi & Thomas Reifer (Binghamton Univ.) "Geopolitics and High Finance: Does World Power Still Come Out of the Barrel of the Gun?"

Walter Goldfrank (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz) "Hegemonic Transition via World War? Repetition, Variation, and Transmutation as Scenarios for the 21st Century"

Daniel Chirot (Univ. of Washington) "Why Must There Be a Last Cycle? Capitalism's Enduring Power of Adaptation, and What Might Destroy It"

Reformulated Semi-Peripheries

Xianming Chen (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) "The Geoeconomic Reconfiguration of the State: The New Transborder Subregions of the Asia-Pacific"

Georgi Derluguian (Northwestern Univ.) "Russia: The Sick Bully of Eurasia? Trajectory of a Protection Costs Monopoly, 1550-2000"

Isabella Alcaniz (Northwestern Univ.) "Slipping into Something More Comfortable: The Argentine-Brazilian Nuclear Integration and the MERCOSUR"

World-System's Peripheries and Margins in the Period of Globalization

Scott Greer (Northwestern Univ.) "Mutual Benefit? African Elites and French African Policy"

Steven Sherman (Binghamton Univ.) "The Clash of Civilizations and Multiculturalism"

Bernie Beck and Charles Ragin (Northwestern Univ.) "Radicalism, Resistance, and Cultural Lags. A Commentary on Benjamin Barber's 'Jihad Versus McWorld'"

Arif Dirlik (Duke Univ.) Keynote speaker: "Globalism and the Politics of Place"

Resources and Competition in the World-Economy

Michael Sacks, Brian Uzzi and Marc Ventresca (Northwestern Univ.) "Stateness and System in the Global Structure of Trade: A Network Approach to Assessing Nation Status, 1965-1980"

Bruce Podobnik (Johns Hopkins) "Geopolitical Competition and Global Energy Industries in World-Historical Perspective"

Anti-Systemic Movements

Tom Hall (DePauw Univ.) James Fenelon (John Carroll Univ.) and Christopher Chase-Dunn (Johns Hopkins) "Resistance to Culturicide: Processes of Continuing Incorporation of Indigenous Peoples into the Modern World-System"

Galip Isen (International American Univ.) "The Weapon of the Weak? Hegemony, World Peace and Terrorism: 'World-Wide War'"

Adam Webb (Princeton) "Timeless Clashes: A Value-Bloc Analysis of Hegemony and Systemic Evolution"

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b) XXI Pews Conference, Apr. 3-5, 1997

It was held in Santa Cruz, Apr. 3-5, 1997, on the theme "The Global Environment and the World-System." The following papers were offered:

Keynote lecture, "Ecology and Capitalist Costs of Production: No Exit," Immanuel Wallerstein (Binghamton Univ.)

Session I: Historical Studies

"Economic Ascent and the Global Environment: World-Systems Theory and the New Historical Materialism," Stephen G. Bunker (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison) & P. S. Ciccantell (Kansas State Univ.)

"Ecological Relations in the Rise and Decline of Kingdoms and Civilizations, 2500BC to 500BC," Sing C. Chew (Humboldt State Univ.)

"Commodity Frontiers, Ecological Transformation, and Industrialization: Rethinking the Expansion of the Early Modern World-Economy," Jason W. Moore (UC Santa Cruz)

"Environmental Factors in the Decline of the Pre-Columbian Caribbean Societies and its Consequences for the Emerging World-System," Hakiem Nankoe & Margo Nankoe (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Session II: Industry and Environment in the 20th Century

"Politics of Space and the Political Economy of Toxic Waste," Robert Futrell (Univ. of Kansas)

"World Systems Environmental Effects of the Gulf War," Claire Gilbert (Blazing Tattles)

"Hungary and the Discourse of Waste," Zsuzsa Gille (UC Santa Cruz)

Session III: Agriculture and Environment in the 20th Century

"Environmental and Political Development in the Circumpolar North after Europeanization," Ilmo Massa (Univ. of Helsinki)

"Food, Water, Power, People: Dams and Affluence in Late 20th Century East and Southeast Asia," Gavan McCormack (Ritsumeikan Univ., Kyoto & Australian National Univ.)

"The Role of New Arid-adapted Crops in Breaking the Cycle of Grazing Land Degradation in Patagonia," Jorge A. Zavala (Univ. of Buenos Aires)

Session IV: Global Environmental Analyses

"How Toxic is the World-System?," Albert Bergesen & Laura Parisi (Univ. of Arizona)

"World-Systems Theory and the Global Environment: An Exploration," Peter E. Grimes (Johns Hopkins Univ.) & J. Timmons Roberts (Tulane Univ.)

"Capitalism and Biospheric Collapse," Peter E. Grimes (Johns Hopkins Univ).

Session V: Environmental Movements

"Global Green Praxis: A Typology of Environmental Move ments," Richard Hutchinson (Univ. of Arizona)

"Success and Impasse: Environmental Theory and Movement Practice in the United States and Around the World," Robert Schaeffer (San Jose State Univ.)

"The Emergence of South Korean Environmental Movements: A Response (and Challenge?) to Semiperipheral Industrialization," Su-Hoon Lee (Kyungnam Univ., Seoul) & David A. Smith (UC Irvine)

"Impacts of the Global System on Environmental Regulations and Social Movements in the New South Africa," Christine Root and David Wiley (Michigan State Univ.)

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c) PEWS XX, Apr. 19-20, 1996

The theme of the conference was "Space and Transport in the World-System." It was held at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Apr. 19-20, 1996. The program was:

Theoretical Perspectives:
Robert Clark (George Mason University)
"Bulk Flow Systems and Globalization"

Phil Steinberg (Clark University)
"Ocean-Space and the Capitalist World-Economy"

Stephen G. Bunker (University of Wisconsin)
"Transport and Hegemony"

Transport and the Core:
David Smith (University of California-Irvine), and Michael Timberlake (Kansas State University)
"The Global Network of Cities: What Airline Exchanges Tell Us About the Structure of the World-System's City System"

John Gulick (University of California-Santa Cruz)
"Intermodal Transport and North American West Coast Ports"

Transport and the Periphery and Semiperiphery:
Baldev Raj Nayar (McGill University)
"Power and the Shaping of Markets: Imperialism and Shipping Nationalism in Colonial India"

Saule Omarova (University of Wisconsin)
"Oil Pipelines in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan"

Richard Lee (Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University)
"Rail Transport in the Incorporation of West Africa"

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d) PEWS XIX, Apr. 20-22, 1995 "Latin America in the World-Economy"

It took place in Coral Gables, Florida on Apr. 20-22, 1995. The local sponsor was the North-South Center of the University of Miami. The sessions were:

Session I: Toward a World-Historical Perspective

Ramón Grosfoguel (Binghamton University), "From Cepalismo to Neoliberalism: A World-System Approach to Conceptual Shifts in Latin America"

Paul S. Cigcantell (Kansas State Univ.) and Stephen G. Bunker (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison), "A Rising Hegemon Creates its Periphery: Latin American Raw Materials and Japan"

J. Timmons Roberts (Tulane Univ.), "Globalization and the Environment in Latin America: Loans, Investments, NGOs, and Treaties"

Session 2: Commodity Chains

Caren Addis (Rutgers Univ.), "SEBRAE Sidelines Trade Associations: Shifting Governance in Small Firm Restructuring in Brazil"

Amy E. Bellone (Tulane Univ.), "The Cocaine Commodity Chain and Development Paths in Peru and Bolivia"

David Spener (Univ. of Texas-Austin), "Small Firms, Commodity Chains, and Free Trade: The Transformation of the Texas-Mexico Border Region"

John M. Talbot (Univ. of California-Berkeley), "Struggles for Control of the Commodity Chain: The Instant Coffee Exports of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Cote d'Ivoire, and India"

Session 3: Enterprises, Households, and Labor Markets

Alvaro Diaz (Economics Ministry, Chile), "Social Inequality and Economic Growth in the 1990s: Reflections on the Chilean Model"

Jose Itzigsohn (Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst), "The State, Globalization, and the Informal Economy"

Miguel Korzeniewicz (Univ. of New Mexico), "Uncertainty and Innovation: Emerging Agendas in the Political Economy of Latin America"

Richard Tardanico (Florida International Univ.), "Global Restructuring and Urban Employment in Latin America"

Keynote Address: Alejandro Portes (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

Session 4: Migration Processes

Norma S. Chinchilla (California State Univ.-Long Beach) and Nora Hamilton (Univ. of Southern California), "Economic Liberalization, Political Change and Migration: Some Observations Based on the Mexican and Central American Experience"

Suzanne Jonas (Univ. of California-Santa Cruz), "Can State Policies Reverse Transnational Realities? A Case Study of Central American Immigrants/Refugees and State Policies in Mexico and the United States"

Linda M. Matthei (East Texas State Univ.) and David A. Smith (Univ. of California-Irvine), "Women, Households, and Transnational Migration Networks: Global Economic Restructuring and a Central American Community"

Session 5: States, Elites, Parties, and Democracy

Sergio Berensztein (Univ. of North Carolina/FLASCO-Mexico), "Rebuilding State Capacity in Latin America: The Politics of Taxation"

Marcelo Cavarozzi (FLACSO-Mexico), "Parties and Party Systems in Contemporary South America: A Historical Approach"

A. Douglas Kincaid (Florida International Univ.) and Eduardo A. Gamarra (Florida International Univ.), "Disorderly Democracy: Redefining Public Security in Latin America"

Jeffery Paige (Univ. of Michigan), "Elite Ideology and the World-System Crisis of the 1930s in Central America"

Session 6: Social Movements

Susan Eckstein (Boston Univ.), "Redefining the Urban Experience? State Efforts and Social Resistance"

Nancy Forsythe (Univ. of Maryland-College Park), "Old and New Anti-Systemic Movements: Accumulation, Rule, and Resistance in Latin America"

Edward McCaughan (Univ. of California-Santa Cruz) and Walter L. Goldfrank (Univ. of California-Santa Cruz), "The Demise and Rise of the Latin American Left: Castańeda and Beyond"

Bruce M. Podobnik (Johns Hopkins Univ.), "Revolutionary Terrorism in the Periphery: A Comparative Analysis of the Khmer Rouge and the Shining Path"

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e) PEWS XVIII "A New World Order: Global Transformation in the Late Twentieth Century"
April 7-9, 1994, Irvine CA, David Smith, coordinator

f) PEWS XVII "Food and Agricultural Systems in the World-Economy"
April 15-17, 1993, Cornell University, Philip McMichael, coordinator

g) PEWS XVI "Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism"
April 16-18, 1992, Duke University, Gary Gereffi and Miguel Korzeniewicz, coordinators

h) PEWS XV "Pacific-Asia and the Future of the World-System"
March 28-30, 1991, University of Hawaii, Ravi Palat, coordinator

i) PEWS XIV "Cities in the World-System"
March 29-31, 1990, University of Washington, Resat Kasaba, coordinator

j) PEWS XIII "The Semiperiphery: In-Between or In Transition?"
April 13-15, 1989, University of Illinois-Urbana, William G. Martin, coordinator

k) PEWS XII "War and Revolution in the World-System"
March 24-26, 1988, Emory University, Terry Boswell, coordinator

l) PEWS XI "Racism, Sexism, and the World-System"
March 25-26, 1987, Binghamton University, Joan Smith, Jane Collins, Terence K. Hopkins, & Akbar Muhammad, coordinators

m) PEWS X "Rethinking the Nineteenth Century: Contradictions and Movements"
March 6-8, 1986, San Francisco State University, Francisco Ramirez, coordinator

n) PEWS IX "Crises in the Caribbean Basis: Past and Present"
March 28-30, 1985, New Orleans, Richard Tardanico, coordinator

o) PEWS VIII "States versus Markets in the World-System"
March 1984, Brown University, Peter Evans, coordinator

p) PEWS VII "Labor Systems and Labor Movements in the World Capitalist Economy"
March 1983, Duke University, Charles Bergquist, coordinator

q) PEWS VI "Crises in the World-System"
April 15-17, 1982, Tuscon AZ, Albert Bergesen, coordinator

r) PEWS V "Ascent and Decline in the World-System"
May 14-16, 1981, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Edward Friedman, coordinator

s) PEWS IV "Dynamics of World Development"
June 12-13, 1980, The Johns Hopkins University, Richard Rubinson, coordinator

t) PEWS III "Processes of the World-System"
May 11-13, 1979, Binghamton University, Terence K. Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein, coordinators

u) PEWS II "The World-System of Capitalism: Past and Present"
Spring 1978, University of California, Santa Cruz, Walter Goldfrank, coordinator

v) PEWS I "Social Change in the Capitalist World-Economy"
Spring 1977, American University, Barbara Hockey Kaplan, coordinator






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