World-system Studies of the Environment

  • Tim Bartley The Ohio State University
  • Albert Bergesen University of Arizona


The world-system idea has been used to explain a great deal about national institutional life, from rates of economic growth to changing patterns of schooling. One of the newer areas of interest is the environment. In the following review we examine scholarship that deals with environmental problems from a distinctly world systemic perspective.
How to Cite
Bartley, T., & Bergesen, A. (1997). World-system Studies of the Environment. Journal of World-Systems Research, 3(3), 369-380.
World-System Studies and the Environment