Social Science and World Revolutions


  • Christopher Chase-Dunn university of california-riverside





Apkarian, Jacob, Jesse B. Fletcher, Christopher Chase-Dunn and Robert A. Hanneman. 2013. Hierarchy in Mixed Relation Networks: Warfare Advantage and Resource Distribution in Simulated World-Systems Journal of Social Structure, Vol. 14.

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Chase-Dunn, Christopher. 1975. “International Economic Dependence in the World-System” Stanford University, Sociology, PhD. Dissertation.

______. 1981. "Interstate system and capitalist world-economy: one logic or two?" International Studies Quarterly 25, 1:19-42, March.

______. 1990. "Resistance to imperialism: semiperipheral actors," Review 13,1:1-31 (Winter).

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Thomas D. Hall. 1997. Rise and Demise: Comparing World-Systems. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher, Richard Niemeyer, Alexis Alvarez, Hiroko Inoue, Hala Sheikh-Mohamed and Eran Chazan. 2007. “Cycles of Rise and Fall, Upsweeps and Collapses: Changes in the Scale of Settlements and Polities Since the Bronze Age” IROWS Working Paper #34

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Matheu Kaneshiro. 2008. “Stability and Change in the contours of Alliances Among movements in the social forum process” IROWS Working Paper # 44.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Kirk Lawrence. 2010. “Alive and well: a response to Sanderson” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 51,6:470-480.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher, Alessandro Morosin and Alexis Alvarez. 2014. “Social Movements and Progressive Regimes in Latin America: World Revolutions and Semiperipheral Development” in Paul Almeida and Allen Cordero Ulate (eds.) Handbook of Social Movements across Latin America, Springer.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Marilyn Grell-Brisk. 2016. “Uneven and Combined Development in the Sociocultural Evolution of World-Systems” Pp. 205-218 in Alex Anievas and Kamran Matin (eds.) Historical Sociology and World History. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Chase-Dunn Christopher and Dmytro Khutkyy. 2016. “The Evolution of Geopolitics and Imperialism in Interpolity Systems” in Peter Bang, C. A. Bayly & Walter Scheidel (eds). The Oxford Handbook World History of Empire.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Bruce Lerro. 2016. Social Change : Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present. London: Routledge.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher, Hiroko Inoue, David Wilkinson and E.N. Anderson 2017 “The SETPOL Framework: Settlements and polities in World-Systems” IROWS Working Paper

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Hiroko Inoue. 2017. “Problems of Peaceful Change: Interregnum, Deglobalization and the Evolution of Global Governance. IROWS Working Paper #117 http//

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Hiroki Inoue. 2018. “Spirals of sociocultural evolution within polities and in interpolity systems” Annual meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 4-7.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Hiroki Inoue, Forthcoming “Long Cycles and World-Systems:

Theoretical Research Programs” in William R.Thompson (ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theories. New York: Oxford University Press and the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Politics. Irows Working Paper # 115. at

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______. 1996. "Does Foreign Capital Harm Poor Nations? New Estimates Based on Dixon and Boswell's Measures of Capital Penetration." American Journal of Sociology, 102


Fletcher, Jesse B, Jacob Apkarian, Anthony Roberts, Kirk Lawrence, C. Chase-Dunn and Robert A. Hanneman. 2012. “War Games: Simulating Collins’ Theory of Battle Victory.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 2,2: 252-275.

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Inoue, H., A. Álvarez, K. Lawrence, A. Roberts, E. N. Anderson, & C. Chase-Dunn. 2012. “Polity scale shifts in world-systems since the Bronze Age: A comparative inventory of upsweeps and collapses” International Journal of Comparative Sociology June 53 (3): 210-229

Inoue, Hiroko, Alexis Álvarez, Eugene N. Anderson, Andrew Owen, Rebecca Álvarez, Kirk Lawrence and Christopher Chase-Dunn. 2015. “Urban scale shifts since the Bronze Age: upsweeps, collapses and semiperipheral development” Social Science History. Volume 39 number 2, Summer

Inoue, H., Alvarez, A., Anderson, E. N., Lawrence, K., Neal, T., Khutkyy, D., Nagy, S., & Chase-Dunn, K. 2016. “Comparing World-Systems: Empire Upsweeps and Noncore Marcher States Since the Bronze Age” IROWS Working Paper #56, IROWS, University of California-Riverside.

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Pasciuti, Daniel. 2002. “A measurement error model for Estimating the Population Sizes of Preindustrial Cities” Pasciuti, Daniel and Christopher Chase-Dunn .2002. “Estimating the Population Sizes of Cities”

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______. 2005. “World-Systems Analysis after Thirty Years: Should it Rest in Peace?” International Journal of Comparative Sociology Vol 46, Issue 3: 179-213.

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______. 2009b. “A Peculiar Institution? Greco-Roman Monogamy in Global Context.” The History of the Family 14, 280–291.

Smith, Jackie, Marina Karides, Marc Becker, Dorval Brunelle, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Donatella della Porta, Rosalba Icaza Garza, Jeffrey S. Juris, Lorenzo Mosca, Ellen Reese, Peter Jay Smith and Rolando Vazquez. 2014. Global Democracy and the World Social Forums. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

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How to Cite

Chase-Dunn, C. (2017). Social Science and World Revolutions. Journal of World-Systems Research, 23(2), 733–752.



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