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Evolutionary systems theory: concepts and schools in international relations

This paper looks at the impact of digital technologies and other major technological innovations in recent years on possible major shifts in the development of and control over the world system. The pace of the most inner process in the world system …

Evolutionary systems theory

Summarizes major theoretical evolutionary approaches to the study of world systems.

Sapientia et Doctrina — 'Globalization: A Future Foretold?'

Book Review of 'Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages.'

The globalization literature has now reached a level of maturity that allows one to distinguish between different schools of thought. Whereas the first two stages broadly dealt with the process at large (its development and manifestation), the latest …

Chaos or reorder? The future of hegemony in a world-system in upheaval

The latest resurgence of interest in the concept of hegemony and empire–both in the popular and academic realm–has been mostly the result of a change in perception of power, specifically its sources, application, and distribution. Here we argue that …

The future of hegemony and global system leadership

The observance of a relatively stable pattern of global system development has often been criticised for the lack of theoretical underpinnings of its pulsating behavior. This paper contributes to the growing literature that combines complex system …

Three steps in the globalization of the international system: global networks from 1000 BCE to 2053 CE

The observance of a relatively stable pattern of global system development has often been criticised for the lack of theoretical underpinnings of its pulsating behavior. This paper contributes to the growing literature that combines complex system …

The Phoenix-cycle: global leadership transition in a long-wave perspective

It has been argued that one of the reoccurring phenomenon of hegemonic transitions is the inability of the existing leader to establish a similar leadership position in a newly emerging and structurally different commercial and organizational …

Globalization and the Evolution of the Informational Network Economy: Past, Present, and Future Technological Change

The dissertation provides a unique, new holistic perspective on globalization as a long-term process. It puts current changes in a historical context in a systematic fashion, unpacking the global political, economic, social, and cultural implications …

The Future of Great Power Rivalries

Grounded in the expanding literature on the concept of rivalry, this chapter examines the question whether we should expect the number of rivalries in the twenty-first century to rise, to remain steady, or even to fall and why so. It introduces a …