World System History: Arrighi, Frank, and the Way Forward

Robert A. Denemark

Abstract


Giovanni Arrighi dedicated Adam Smith in Beijing to the memory of Andre Gunder Frank. In this review I have been asked to consider the elements of Arrighis volume that Frank would have liked, and those he would have disliked. I identify five elements of world system history, which Frank worked to build during the last 20 years of his career, and assess areas of consonance and contradiction with Arrighis volume.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2009.320

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