Reformulating world-system theory : third world participation in the world polity as an attempt to combat global inequality

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dc.contributor.advisor Chang, Teh-Kuang, 1925- en_US Tusalem, Rollin F. en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:06Z 2011-06-03T19:40:06Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2003 .T87 en_US
dc.description.abstract The end of bi-polarity in the world stage ushered in a period of hegemonic power decline and the sudden emergence of peripheral empowerment. This research undertaking attempts to reformulate World System theory, an antiquated theoretical perspective based on the periphery's economic dependence on core nation-states and the resultant exploitative relationship that occurs. Current events indicate that there are multiple demands of redress and restitution made by emancipated peripheral states. Such demands are increasingly addressed and heeded to in world conferences and various international organizations since 1989 and will be measured as absolute gains. A drastic change is also observed in the structure and function of both international governmental organizations (IGOs) and international-non governmental organizations (1NGOs) from being corecentric institutional bodies to supranational, authoritative entities which now have the capacity to promote rational progress through third world advocacy. Such changes are attributed both to the multi-polarity of the world stage and the cultural construction of rational progress. The new reformulation will discover that world- level socialism is not attainable. Rather, the only solution to weaken global stratification is the continued participation of peripheral states in worlBall State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Political Science
dc.format.extent xiii, 123 leaves, [31] : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World politics -- 1989- en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Equality of states. en_US
dc.subject.other Developing countries. en_US
dc.title Reformulating world-system theory : third world participation in the world polity as an attempt to combat global inequality en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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