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Centrist liberalism triumphant, 1789-1914 /
Immanuel Wallerstein.
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.
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377 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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0520267613 (Paper), 9780520267619 (Paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.
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0520267613 (Paper)
9780520267619 (Paper)
contents note
Centrist liberalism as ideology -- Constructing the liberal state, 1815/1830 -- The liberal state and class conflict, 1830/1875 -- The citizen in a liberal state -- Liberalism as social science -- The argument restated.
catalogue key
7667344
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-357) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Immanuel Wallerstein is Senior Research Scholar at Yale University and the former President of the International Sociological Association. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction and European Universalism: The Rhetoric of power.
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"Wallerstein is a pleasure to read for his lucid organization of vast materials and his eye for the telling detail. Following a more narrative method than earlier volumes, Volume IV of The Modern World-System is full of clever and surprising turns of interpretation of what might seem the well-worn territory of nineteenth-century ideologies, politics, and movements. Wallerstein shows himself a graceful and accomplished historian as well as grand theoretician of the historical social sciences. This installment also includes the best analytical overview of Wallerstein's entire multi-volume project." --Randall Collins, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania "This is an exciting and significant work, at once an important account of how centrist liberalism came to dominate political ideology worldwide and a vital contribution to world-system analysis, one of the truly major innovations in the last fifty years of social science. Here its most important innovator carries forward the project he launched in 1974 not only chronologically but conceptually, advancing the idea of a 'global geoculture' and deepening understanding of the relationship among political, cultural, and economic dimensions of the world-system." --Craig Calhoun, President, Social Science Research Council
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"Wallerstein is a pleasure to read for his lucid organization of vast materials and his eye for the telling detail. Following a more narrative method than earlier volumes, Volume IV of The Modern World-System is full of clever and surprising turns of interpretation of what might seem the well-worn territory of nineteenth-century ideologies, politics, and movements. Wallerstein shows himself a graceful and accomplished historian as well as grand theoretician of the historical social sciences. This installment also includes the best analytical overview of Wallerstein's entire multi-volume project." --Randall Collins, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-10-01:
Sociologist Wallerstein (Yale) helped create the new field of world history. His earlier research on postcolonial Africa, shaped by dependency theory, influenced his analysis of the historical and structural development of the modern world system. In 1974, the first volume of The Modern World-System (CH, Dec'74) popularized the concept of unequal exchanges binding together capitalist core economies and a less-developed periphery (and semi-periphery) as early as the 16th century. Two additional volumes followed in the 1980s (vol. 2, CH, Dec'80; vol. 3, 1989). After a gap of more than 20 years, this fourth volume surprisingly appeared. Now in his early 80s, Wallerstein hopes to publish two more volumes to complete his magnum opus. In this new volume, he answers critics who complain that he pays little attention to culture. His central theme for the long 19th century is "the creation of a geoculture for the world-system--that is, a set of ideas, values, and norms" that developed as a consequence of the French Revolution and that he calls "centrist liberalism.. Definitely worth reading, the book is buttressed by footnotes that are enormous in number and sometimes in length and a bibliography of nearly 80 pages. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. M. Fahey Miami University
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"Wallerstein offers a timely topic that answers our dilemmas about modern society and the historical sense of the Western civilization."-- Theory & Society
"In this new volume [Wallerstein] answers critics who complain that he pays little attention to culture. . . . Definitely worth reading."-- Choice
"Provocative. . . . Radically original."
"Provocative. . . . Radically original."-- New Left Review
"Wallerstein offers a timely topic that answers our dilemmas about modern society and the historical sense of the Western civilization."
"A fresh look at global history . . . tracing the evolution of contemporary political ideologies from the 18th to the 20th centuries."
"A fresh look at global history . . . tracing the evolution of contemporary political ideologies from the 18th to the 20th centuries."-- Columbia College Today
"In this new volume [Wallerstein] answers critics who complain that he pays little attention to culture. . . . Definitely worth reading."
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Encompassing the 19th century from the revolutionary era of 1789 to the First World War, 3 great ideologies - conservatism, liberalism and radicalism - emerged in response to worldwide cultural transformation that came about when the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the people.
Main Description
The Modern World-System, Immanuel WallersteinÆs influential multivolume reinterpretation of global history, traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth century to the twentieth. Book jacket.
Main Description
Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. This new volume encompasses the nineteenth century from the revolutionary era of 1789 to the First World War. In this crucial period, three great ideologies--conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism--emerged in response to the worldwide cultural transformation that came about when the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the people. Wallerstein tells how capitalists, and Great Britain, brought relative order to the world and how liberalism triumphed as the dominant ideology.
Main Description
Immanuel Wallerstein's highly influential, multi-volume opus,The Modern World-System,is one of this century's greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. This new volume encompasses the nineteenth century from the revolutionary era of 1789 to the First World War. In this crucial period, three great ideologies--conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism--emerged in response to the worldwide cultural transformation that came about when the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the people. Wallerstein tells how capitalists, and Great Britain, brought relative order to the world and how liberalism triumphed as the dominant ideology.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface: On Writing about the Modern World-Systemp. xi
Centrist Liberalism as Ideologyp. 1
Constructing the Liberal State, 1815-1830p. 21
The Liberal State and Class Conflict, 1830-1875p. 77
The Citizen in a Liberal Statep. 143
Liberalism as Social Sciencep. 219
The Argument Restatedp. 275
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 359
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