Social Evolution and the Future of World Society

  • Christopher Chase-Dunn University of California, Riverside

Abstract

The idea of world society implies a fully articulated complex culture and consciousness. This has been emerging on a global scale, but the old world-system of multiple cultures continues to exist at the same time that a global culture is in formation. This article discusses the historical evolution of world orders, the coming dark age of deglobalization and the potential for the eventual emergence of a collectively rational and democratic global commonwealth.
Published
2005-08-26
How to Cite
Chase-Dunn, C. (2005). Social Evolution and the Future of World Society. Journal of World-Systems Research, 11(2), 171-192. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2005.385
Section
Globalizations from ‘Above’ and ‘Below’: the Future of World Society