Globalization from a World-System Perspective: A New Phase in the Core–A New Destiny for Brazil and the Semiperiphery

  • Kathleen C. Schwartzman University of Arizona

Abstract

The study of globalization, prominent in all fields of social science, scarcely draws upon the insights generated by the world-systems theory. In this essay, I delineate five key dimensions on which a world-systems approach diverges from a world society approach. When linked together, these five stages offer support for a dependency perspective that was elaborated in the theoretical work underpinning the world-system paradigm. I use the case of Brazil to demonstrate how a consent model, derived from this paradigm, offers a better understanding of the dynamics leading to global convergence than a consensus model derived from a world society paradigm.
Published
2006-08-26
How to Cite
Schwartzman, K. C. (2006). Globalization from a World-System Perspective: A New Phase in the Core–A New Destiny for Brazil and the Semiperiphery. Journal of World-Systems Research, 12(2), 265-307. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2006.368
Section
General Section