The Journal of World-Systems Research (jwsr.pitt.edu) just released its latest issue, which commemorates the work and vision of one of the founders of world-systems analysis, Samir Amin, who died last August.
Scholars from around the world respond to Amin's call for 'workers and the people' to convene a 'new international' to address today's systemic crises. This forum is being co-published with Globalizations and the Pan-African Pambazuka News, an innovation in Open Access publishing and a truly transcontinental collaboration. Also featured is a book review dialogue on race in the capitalist world-system, with an exchange between authors Michael Hanchard and William I. Robinson.
Research articles explore contemporary anarchist networks and their implications for global activism, historical power shifts resulting from the evolution of the sugar commodity chain, and the relative importance of military and economic influence in China's rise as a global power. And a rich selection of book reviews will help you keep up with exciting new research in the field.
Jackie Smith, Professor
Editor, Journal of World-Systems Research
Department of Sociology
University of Pittsburgh