Globalistics and  Globalization Studies

Globalistics and Globalization Studies

Volgograd: ‘Uchitel’ Publishing House, 2012. – 400 pp.
Edited by Leonid E. Grinin, Ilya V. Ilyin, and Andrey V. Korotayev
ISBN 978-5-7057-3167-1

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Today globalization can be treated as the most important global process. It is a multi-faceted phenomenon and in every country it has its own image. One can get a truly objective picture of the rapidly changing and integrating world only through a synthesis of all those particular visions. In the present anthology one can find perceptions of globalization by a number of famous scholars from different countries of the world (Ervin Laszlo, Roland Robertson, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Randall Collins, Christopher Chase-Dunn, William Thompson and others), but one can also get to know rather peculiar visions of globalization by the Russian scientists.

The volume is entitled Globalistics and Globalization Studies. Globalistics may be regarded as a sort of systemic and more or less integrated ‘core’ within Global Studies. The anthology consists of four parts presenting a wide range of views on the meaning of the contemporary epoch, the past and the future of some important global processes. Part 1. Historical Dimension. Part 2. Globalistics, Global Studies and Models. Part 3. Trends, Risks, and Problems. Part 4. Perspectives and the New World Order.



Introduction. Globalization, Globalistics and Global Studies(Full text) 5

Part 1. Historical Dimension

William R. Thompson.The Lead Economy Sequence in World Politics
(From Sung China to the United States): Selected Counterfactuals (Full text) 9

Andrey V. Korotayev and Leonid E. Grinin. Global Urbanization and Political Development of the World System (Full text) 28

Christopher Chase-Dunn, Richard Niemeyer, Alexis Alvarez, Hiroko Inoue, Kirk Lawrence, and James Love. Global Cycles of Rise and Fall, Upsweeps and Collapses: Changes in the Scale of Settlements and Polities since the Bronze Age (Full text) 79

Tatyana L. Shestova. Global History as a Trend of Global Studies (Full text) 101

Part 2. Globalistics, Global Studies and Models

Ilya V. Ilyin and Arkadi D. Ursul. Globalistics: New Investigative Trends in Science (Full text) 107

Alexander N. Chumakov. Social Aspects of Globalization (From a Globalistics Viewpoint)(Full text) 119

Ilya V. Ilyin and Alexey V. Ivanov. Global Processes, Systems and Problems through Globalistics Lens: A Path to a New Synthesis(Full text) 124

Axel Dreher, Noel Gaston, Pim Martens, and Lotte Van Boxem. Measuring Globalization – Opening the Black Box. A Critical Analysis of Globalization Indices(Full text) 129

Andrey V. Korotayev. Globalization and Mathematical modeling of Global Development (Full text) 148

Michael Golosovsky. Hyperbolic Growth of the Human Population of the Earth: Analysis of Existing Models (Full text) 159

Sergey Yu. Malkov. The Logic of World Development(Full text) 172

Ilya V. Ilyin and Arkadi D. Ursul. Global Evolutionism: Theoretical and Methodological Problems (Full text) 179

Part 3. Trends, Risks, and Problems

Randall Collins. Geopolitical Conditions of Internationalism, Human Rights, and World Law (Full text) 196

Leonid E. Grinin.. State Sovereignty in the Age of Globalization: Will it Survive? (Full text) 211

William C. Gay. Globalization, the Problem of War, and Normative Issues (Full text) 238

Andrey V. Korotayev, Julia V. Zinkina, Justislav V. Bogevolnov, and Artemy S. Malkov. Global Unconditional Convergence among Larger Economies after 1998? (Full text) 246

Alexander S. Rozanov. Combating International Terrorism in the Context of Globalization (Full text) 281

Оlga G. Leonova. New Geopolitical Trends in the Globalized World (Full text) 285

Alexander N. Chumakov. Culture in the Global World: Between Dialogue and Conflict(Full text) 291

Galina A. Drobot. The Issue of Global Governance in the Context of International Relations Theory (Full text) 300

Vladimir V. Klimenko and Alexey G. Tereshin. World Energy and Climate in the Twenty-First Century in the Context of Historical Trends: Clear Constraints to the Future Growth (Full text) 309

Part 4. Perspectives and the New World Order

Shmuel N. Eisenstadt. Contemporary Globalization and New Civilizational Formations (Full text) 322

Roland Robertson. The ‘Return’ of Religion and the Conflicted Condition of World Order (Full text) 330

Ervin Laszlo. Global Bifurcation: The Decision Window (Full text) 338

Valentina M. Bondarenko.Global Processes and Their Dynamics: Two Paradigms of Development (Full text) 342

Leonid E. Grinin. The Leadership in the Future Global World or Chinese Joker in the World Pack(Full text) 350

Leonid E. Grinin and Andrey V. Korotayev. The Coming Epoch of New Coalitions: Possible Global Scenarios (Full text) 366

Contributors to the volume