THE FUTURE OF W. WARREN WAGAR

  • Stephen K. Sanderson University of California, Riverside

Abstract

In his fascinat ing book "A Short History of the Future," published in 1992, W. Warren Wagar lays out a futuristic vision of the world over the next two hundred years that draws extensively on Inunanuel Wallerstein' s world-system theory. In the year 2001 began the last of the great Kondratieff upswings of the capitalist world-economy. That economy had come to be increasingly dominated by a few giant corporations, so that by 2015 12 "megacorps" had assumed control of the world-economy and thegovernments of the major capitalist powers. The Kondratieff upswing ran its course by the early 2030s and then a devastating worldwide depression set in, the lowest point of which was reached in 2043.
Published
1996-08-31
How to Cite
Sanderson, S. K. (1996). THE FUTURE OF W. WARREN WAGAR. Journal of World-Systems Research, 2(1), 94-102. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.1996.70
Section
Global Politics and the Future of the World-System