New Issue (Winter 2018) Journal of World Systems Research

Announcing New Issue of Journal of World-Systems Research

The Journal of World-Systems Research is available free online at It is the official journal of the American Sociological Association’s section on Political Economy of the World-System and one of the most established scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journals.

 Journal of World-Systems Research

Volume 24 Number 1

Winter 2018


Table of Contents

Editors’ Introduction

Peter Wilkin “The Rise of ‘Illiberal’ Democracy: The ‘Orbánization’ of Hungarian Political Culture

Dennis Davis, Raphael Kaplinsky, Mike Morris “Rents, Power and Governance in Global Value Chains

Timothy M. Gill, “From Promoting Political Polyarchy to Defeating Participatory Democracy: U.S. Foreign Policy towards the Far Left in Latin America

Beth Williford “Buen Vivir as Policy: Challenging Neoliberalism or Consolidating State Power in Ecuador

Diego Hurtado and Pablo Souza, “Geoeconomic Uses of Global Warming: The “Green” Technological Revolution and the Role of the Semi-Periphery

Ion Matei Costinescu “Interwar Romania and the Greening of the Iron Cage: The Biopolitics of Dimitrie Gusti, Virgil Madgearu, Mihail Manoilescu, and Ştefan Zeletin


*NEW* Section on World-Historical Information

Conference Report—”Creating Historical Knowledge Socially: New Approaches, Opportunities, and Epistemological Implications of Undertaking Research with Citizen ScholarsPatrick Manning

Dataset Review—Seshat: Global History Databank, Ahmet Izmirlioglu

Dataset Review—Zooniverse, the online repository for Citizen Science, Patrick Manning

Book Review Symposium: Cities in the World-System

Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China by Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng, reviewed by Peter Taylor

From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives by Tim Bunnell, reviewed by Paul Jones

The City: London and the Global Power of Finance by Tony Norfield, reviewed by Manuel Aalbers

Building the Urban Environment: Visions of the Organic City in the United States, Europe, and Latin America by Harold L. Platt, reviewed by Ernesto Lopez

Global Urban Justice : the Rise of Human Rights Cities edited by Barbara Oomen, Martha F. Davis, and Michele Grigolo, reviewed by Tom Reifer

Planetary Gentrification by Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, Ernesto López-Morales, reviewed by Christof Parnreiter

Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming by Benjamin Barber, reviewed by Daniel Cohen

World City Network: A Global Analysis, 2nd edition by Peter Taylor and Ben Derudder, reviewed by Michael Timberlake

Cities of the Global South Reader edited by Faranak Miraftab and Neema Kudva, reviewed by Liza Weinstein

Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai by Sharon Zukin, Philip Kasinitz, Xiangming Chen, reviewed by  Non Arkaraprasertkul

Book Reviews

India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.), by Kaveh Yazdani, reviewed by Kristin Plys

When Good Jobs Go Bad: Globalization, De-unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry, by Jeffrey Rotshetin, reviewed by Ian Robinson

The Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch by Matias Margulis, reviewed by Sabine Dreher

Les mondes de l’océan Indien, by Philippe Beaujard, reviewed by Gene Anderson

Published by marionwdixon

I am a full-time faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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