Globalization and the sociology of Immanuel Wallerstein: A critical appraisal

  title={Globalization and the sociology of Immanuel Wallerstein: A critical appraisal},
  author={William I. Robinson},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={723 - 745}
  • W. Robinson
  • Published 11 February 2011
  • Economics
  • International Sociology
By the turn of the 21st century the concept of globalization had earned its place in the social sciences and debate turned more squarely to the theoretical significance of globalization. Yet not all scholars were happy with the notion of globalization. Some claim that is merely a new name for earlier theories and concepts. Among those who reject new paradigmatic thinking on the current age is Immanuel Wallerstein, the world-renowned sociologist and ‘father’ of the world-system paradigm. This… 

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