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Chase-Dunn and Lawrence’s rejoinder to my rejoinder resorts to special pleading to defend WSA. They accept my argument that colonialism was not responsible for current underdevelopment in sub-Saharan Africa but contend that the slave trade was responsible. Empirical analyses show this not to be...
As of 2011, only 19 countries around the world grant immigration rights to the foreign same-sex partners of gay and lesbian citizens. Of these, Australia and Israel are two countries that recognize same-sex couples in the immigration system without the recognition of same-sex marriages or civil...
Interest in unemployment compensation transcends disciplinary boundaries. Research on it deals with both the sources of relative generosity in national systems and the consequences of that generosity for work incentives and the incidence of poverty. A significant proportion of the research on...
Chase-Dunn and Lawrence respond to a critique of world-systems analysis (WSA) made in 2005. In reply I suggest that WSA does in fact excessively privilege exogenous over endogenous factors; exaggerates the extent to which a core-periphery hierarchy is based on exploitation; fails to give due...
Female life expectancy exceeds male life expectancy in almost every country throughout the world. Nevertheless, cross-national variation in the sex gap suggests that social factors, such as gender equality, may directly affect or mediate an underlying biological component. In this article, we...
The issues that Stephen K. Sanderson raises in his response to our discussion of his critique of the world-systems perspective deserve and require further comment and clarification. We want to briefly elucidate our positions on levels of analysis, core/periphery exploitation, Marxism, socialist...
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