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American Sociological Association Political Economy and World-System Section

The Political Economy and World-System Section (PEWS) is a unique section in the American Sociological Association. It is the only section that directly addresses issues under the heading of development studies, yet it seeks to consider such issues in their world-historical context. The Section's emphasis is above all on the relationship between local and global social, economic, and political processes, whether of historical or contemporary significance.

Center for Global, International and Regional Studies - University of California, Santa Cruz

The Center for Global, International and Regional Studies (CGIRS) has undertaken as its guiding principle the coordinating and deepening of campus-wide collaboration in areas of research, teaching, and public education related to furthering our understanding of the complex issues that surround the new economic, social, and political structures of our time. The framing of the Center's research agenda as one encompassing "global, international and regional" studies is rooted in the growing recognition that human activities, while anchored in specific regions and locales, are also linked to other places and levels via complex political, economic, social, and cultural networks of communication and action.

Center for Spacially Integrated Social Science

The Center for Spacially Integrated Social Science (CSISS) is founded on the principle that analyzing social phenomena in space and time enhances our understanding of social processes. Hence, CSISS cultivates an integrated approach to social science research that recognizes the importance of location, space, spatiality, and place. The goal of CSISS is to integrate spatial concepts into the theories and practices of the social sciences by providing infrastructure to facilitate: (1) the integration of existing spatial knowledge, making it more explicit, and (2) the generation of new special knowledge and understanding.

Fernand Braudel Center - State University of New York at Binghamton

The Fernand Braudel Center was founded in September 1976 at the University at Binghamton to engage in the analysis of large-scale social change over long periods of historical time. The Center operates on two assumptions. One is that there is no structure that is not historical. In order to understand a structure one must not only know its genesis and its context; one must also assume that its form and its substance are constantly evolving. The second assumption is that no sequence of events in time is structureless, that is, fortuitous. Every event occurs within existing structures, and is affected by its constraints. Every event creates part of the context of future events. The Center, therefore, does not separate the study of historical sequence and the study of structural relationships.

Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network - Loughborough University

Centered in the Geography Department at Loughborough University, this study group and network focuses upon the external relations of world cities. Although the world/global city literature is premised upon the existence of world-wide transactions, most of the research effort has gone into studying the internal structures of individual cities and comparative analyses of the same. Relations between cities have been neglected by world cities researchers; the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group and Network has been formed to aid in rectifying this situation.

Institute for Research on World-Systems - University of California, Riverside

The Institute for Research on World-Systems (IROWS) organizes collaborative research among social and physical scientists on long-term, large-scale social change and its ecological, geographical, and epidemiological causes and effects. IROWS pursues comparative research on the rise and fall of civilizations, long-term processes of globalization and climate change. IROWS co-publishes (with the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies at UC-Santa Cruz), the Journal of World-Systems Research, a scholarly, refereed electronic journal.

Peoples' Global Action

In February 1998, movements from all continents met in Geneva and launched a worldwide coordination of resistance against the global market, a new alliance of struggle and mutual support called the PeoplesĀ“ Global Action against "Free" Trade and the World Trade Organisation (PGA). This platform serves as a global instrument for communication and coordination for those fighting against the negative consequence of the global market, building up local alternatives. The first worldwide coordination of local struggles was during the WTO ministerial conference in Geneva in May 1998.

Ranking of Racially Segregated Cities

This page gives a list of 107 cities ranked from most to least segregated as measured by the Black Isolation Index, 1990: U.S. Cities with (1) a population of at least 100,000 in 1990 and (2) a black population of at least ten percent. The same internet address, with segreg2.html or segreg3.html in place of segreg1.html will bring up lists of the top ten most and least segregated cities with more detailed information.

World-Systems Electronic Conferencing Network - University of Colorado-Boulder

World-Systems Electronic Conferencing Network (WSN) is an electronic conferencing network and information source for scholars and researchers who are studying world-systems. The purpose of WSN is to facilitate the sharing of information about research, data, publications, announcements, meetings, syllabi, commentary, book reviews, scuttlebutt, etc. WSN is part of CSF, Communications for a Sustainable Future, a collection of progressive electronic networks and archives at the University of Colorado-Boulder. WSN is linked with the World-Systems Archive and to the Journal of World-Systems Research, a refereed electronic journal that publishes research and theoretical articles on topics relevant to the analysis of world-systems.

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