Broadening and Deepening: Systemic Expansion, Incorporation and the Zone of Ignorance

  • Jon D. Carlson Arizona State University

Abstract

I intend to address a critical element of world-systems theory, and in doing so illuminate some larger concerns with international relations theory in general. Speci?cally, I will be examining the concept of the external arena and its relation to the international system as an expanding whole. The goal is to re-think the incorporation of new regions (states and peoples) into the world-system in order to understand world-system processes more completely. This should be taken as a positive critique of both Wallersteins analysis of incorporation (European, state-centric, inside-out) and Halls analysis of incorporation (external, indigenous peoples, outside in).
Published
2001-08-26
How to Cite
Carlson, J. D. (2001). Broadening and Deepening: Systemic Expansion, Incorporation and the Zone of Ignorance. Journal of World-Systems Research, 7(2), 225-263. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2001.180
Section
General Section