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World System

  The term ‘world system’, originally developed by the sociologist I. Wallerstein, refers to a conception of the modern social world which views it as a single, interlinked entity. DA

See also convergence thesis; dependency theory; diffusionism; division of labour; globalization.Further reading I. Wallerstein, The Modern World System: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century; Historical Capitalism.



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