Reflections on Wallerstein: The Modern World-System, Four Decades on

  title={Reflections on Wallerstein: The Modern World-System, Four Decades on},
  author={Chamsy el-Ojeili},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  pages={679 - 700}
Nearly four decades have passed since the publication of Immanuel Wallerstein’s first volume of The Modern World-System. Wallerstein and world-systems analysis are frequently viewed, on the one hand, as successful and firmly established, and, on the other, as of largely historical interest, surpassed by a number of new realities and theoretical paradigms. This article seeks to restate the contemporary importance of Wallerstein’s project. It begins by recounting the key conceptual and historical… 
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