The Future of Global Conflict
- Volker Bornschier - University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Christopher Chase-Dunn - University of California at Riverside, USA
July 1999 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This critical analysis of long-term trends and recent developments in world systems examines such questions as: Will the cycles of boom and bust, peace and war of the past 500 years continue? Or have either long-term trends or recent changes so profoundly altered the structure of world systems that these cycles will end or take on a less destructive form?
The noted international contributors to this volume examine the question of future dominance of the core global systems and include comprehensive discussions of the economic, political and military role of the Pacific Rim, Japan and the former Soviet Union.
Christopher Chase-Dunn and Volker Bornschier
PART ONE: DIFFERENT PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
From Leadership to Organization
Christopher Chase-Dunn and Bruce Podobnik
The Next World War
Walter L Goldfrank
Beyond Cycles of Hegemony
Hegemonic Transition, West European Unification and the Future Structure of the Core
PART TWO: POST-WAR SHIFTS IN THE WORLD POLITICAL ECONOMY
Global Cooperation or Rival Trade Blocs?
Clashes of Life Spaces and Other Logics of Hegemonic Rivalry
Albert Bergesen and Roberto Fernandez
Who Has the Most Fortune 500 Firms? A Network Analysis of Global Economic Competition, 1956-89
PART THREE: PROSPECTS FOR POTENTIAL FUTURE HEGEMONS
Japan - A Hegemonic Power? Reflections on Economic Success and Possible Political Futures
Germany, the United States and Future Intercore Conflict
Future Hegemonic Rivalry between China and the West?
PART FOUR: LOOKING BACK AND AHEAD
Hegemony and Bifurcation Points in World History
Volker Bornschier and Christopher Chase-Dunn
Technological Change, Globalization and Hegemonic Rivalry