Remembering Immanuel Wallerstein

  • Christopher Chase-Dunn University of California-Riverside
  • Jackie Smith University of Pittsburgh
  • Patrick Manning University of Pittsburgh
  • Andrej Grubacic California Institute of Integral Studies


Immanuel Wallerstein, one of the leading founders and promoters of world-systems analysis, died on August 31, 2019. Given the importance of his scholarship to the Journal of World-Systems Research, we plan to publish in future issues research articles based on conferences and symposia that are now being planned to honor Wallerstein’s work and legacy. In this essay, JWSR founding editor, Christopher Chase-Dunn, is joined by current editor Jackie Smith incoming editor Andrej Grubacic, and World Historical Information section editor Patrick Manning offering reflections on some of Wallerstein’s contributions to both scholarship and practice.

Author Biography

Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh
Professor, Department of Sociology
How to Cite
Chase-Dunn, C. ., Smith, J., Manning, P., & Grubacic, A. (2020). Remembering Immanuel Wallerstein. Journal of World-Systems Research, 26(1), 4–8.

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