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World-Systems Analysis in a Critical Juncture 7: Rethinking Core and Periphery

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Arrighi Center is co-sponsoring the 44th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World-System, “World-Systems Analysis in a Critical Juncture.” The conference takes place during a critical juncture for both the field of world-systems analysis and for the world-system itself. The first four sessions of the conference bring together papers that reconstruct the theoretical and methodological lineages of world-systems analysis by recuperating neglected foundational texts and by putting the world-systems perspective into dialogue with other critical approaches in the social sciences. The next four sessions deploy tools provided by a world-systems perspective to analyze the multiple intertwined social, political, and economic challenges of the current juncture, illuminating the global crisis and unfolding systemic chaos.

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Session #7: Rethinking Core and Periphery

Friday, November 6th, 10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Discussant: Sahan Savas Karatasli (UNC Greensboro)

Michael Calderon-Zaks (UC San Diego) – “Intensifying Core-Periphery Relationships: Railroads in the World-System, 1830-1920”

Kai Wen Yang (SUNY Binghamton) – “Situating Urban (Semi-)Peripheral ‘Backward Zones’ / ‘Neutral Zone’ Within Core-Peripheral Relations of Historical Capitalism”

Michael Tyrala (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) – “Accumulation by Taxploitation: A World-Systems Analysis of Offshore Tax Dodging and Its Evolving Impact on the Capitalist World-Economy”

Victor Ramiro Fernandez, Luciano Moretti, Joel Sidler & Emilia Ormaechea (Instituto de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales del Litoral Argentina) – “The rise of the global south and the redefinition of the World System hierarchies”

Event Details
November 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm