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Cores, Peripheries, and Globalization

Edited by Peter Hanns Reill, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies at UCLA;
and Balázs A. Szelényi, Boston College

Deals with the intersection of issues associated with globalization and the dynamics of core-periphery relations. It places these debates in a large and vital context asking what the relations between cores and peripheries have in forming our vision of what constitutes globalization and what were and are its possible effects. In this sense the debate on globalization is framed as part of a larger and more crucial discourse that tries to account for the essential dynamics—economic, social, political and cultural—between metropolitan areas and their peripheries.

The volume, which has been accomplished in honor of Ivan T. Berend, former Director of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies of UCLA, is organized under three themes, each of which is part of the larger discussion concerning the dynamics of core-periphery relations in a globalized world. The first section deals with the theoretical origins and implications of the core-periphery debate. The second, focusing primarily upon Central and Eastern Europe, analyzes the interactions between economy and society. The third section focuses upon the concept of globalization, its history and its nature.

Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: The Latin American Contribution to Center-Periphery Perspectives: History and Prospect, JOSEPH L. LOVE Chapter 2: From Plantation to Plant: Slavery, the Slave Trade, and the Industrial Revolution, JEAN BATOU Chapter 3: Theories and Realities: What are the Causes of Backwardness? DANIEL CHIROT Chapter 4: Development Possible? Possible Developments: A Research Agenda, IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN
Chapter 5: Between Center and Periphery, EUGENE WEBER Chapter 6: Core, Periphery, and Civil Society, JÜRGEN KOCKA Chapter 7: Conceptions and Constructions: East Central Europe in Economic History, HELGA SCHULZ Chapter 8: Liberal Economic Nationalism in Eastern Europe during the First Wave of Globalization (1860–1914), THOMAS DAVID and ELISABETH SPILMAN Chapter 9: The Rise and the Fall of the Second Bildungsburgertum, IVÁN SZELÉNYI
Chapter 10: Globalization, Core, and Periphery in the World Economy of the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Times, HERMAN VAN DER WEE Chapter 11: The Pre-History of Core-Periphery, ROBERT BRENNER Chapter 12: Globalization and Its Impact on Core-Periphery Relations: Characteristics of Globalization, IVAN T. BEREND Chapter 13: From West European to World Science: Seventeenth–Twentieth Centuries, ERIC J. HOBSBAWM
Notes on Contributors

"Brings together a number of prominent historians to investigate the nature of relations between developed areas or nations and those that are under-developed or emerging. The editors invited scholars with an impressive record of research on various aspects of development to refl ect on the concepts of core and periphery in order to forge new analytical
tools to investigate the history of globalisation.
The essays include interesting details on the history of dependency theory, provide an overview of some of the disputes on the role of individual factors in spurring or hindering industrialisation and sustained development, and many of the contributions, if not all, also summarise past research achievements and make some very interesting observations or speculations on the implications of a particular argument along the way." - Czech Sociological Review

292 pages
ISBN 978-615-5053-02-3 cloth $50.00 / €38.00 / £32.00