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Journal of Globalization Studies

ISSN 2075-8103

Frequency: Biannual. Published since 2010

Editors: Leonid Grinin (Russia); Andrey Korotayev (Russia); Vic-tor de Munck (USA); James Sheffield (New Zealand).

Editorial board: Christopher Chase-Dunn (USA), Alexander Chumakov (Russia), Randall Collins (USA), Georgi Derluguian (USA), William C. Gay (USA), Ioanna Kuçuradi (Turkey), Gerald Mazarire (Republic of Zimbabwe), Janet McIntyre-Mills (Australia), Jack Meek (USA), Arno Tausch (Austria), Vladimir Shubin (Russia), Ian Yeoman (New Zealand).

Journal of Globalization Studies (JGS) is a new international journal distinguished by its focus on the systemic aspects of globalization processes in particular geographic, social, cultural and historical contexts. Its themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

· global studies: urgent questions of philosophy and theory of history; theory of globalization and philosophical aspects of globalization; processes of globalization in history;

· economic, scientific-technical, social, political, ecological, cultural, ethical, religious and other aspects of globalization;

· formal models of globalization processes;

· futurological aspects of global studies; global dynamic forecasts etc.;

· global problems of modernity; global economic crises;

· human problems in the light of problems of globalization;

· impact of electronic media on globalization;

· impact of globalization in particular geographic and cultural contexts; integrating diversity; local solutions in a global environment;

Journal of Globalization Studies provides a multi-faceted analysis of globalization, based on perspectives of authors working in both Western and non-Western traditions. The special character of JGS is that it provides for a broadly international and multicultural forum on issues associated with globalization, and the influence of globalization in particular cultural-geographic regions. The journal invites all the students of globalization to enrich the discussion by presenting their own perspectives.

Journal of Globalization Studies calls for papers for general issues. For the detailed guidelines, please, contact Editors: Prof. Leonid E. Grinin –; Prof. Andrey V. Korotayev –

For more information about the journal and its contents, please, visit its homepage at

Global studies Encyclopedia

Edited by I. I. Mazour, A. N. Chumakov, W. C. Gay;

TsNPP ‘Dialog’. – Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 2003. – 592 p.

This volume is the first encyclopedia in the world dedicated to the problems of globalization and to the basic trends of global development. It has been prepared by a large international group of authors in both English and Russian editions and contains about 430 entries reflecting the most significant achievements in the field of global studies accumulated within the last 30 years in Russia and abroad.

This publication appears in a period of worldwide attention to the process of globalization, the consequences of which are universally significant and potentially dangerous. Since the 1960s the world scholarly community has been involved in studying these consequences. As a result, a new broad interdisciplinary field of studies emerged – global studies – embracing achievements of many disciplines exploring globalization and those global problems, crises, and contradictions that it engenders. The scholarly literature on this topic is vast; heated discussions headlined in scholarly periodicals and mass media are held. At the same time, neither in Russia nor abroad can one find encyclopedic and analytical books covering the basic theories, concepts, and trends in global studies, containing the newest facts about the changes occurring, the organizations and persons involved, etc. This publication is designed to bridge this gap.

Another reason for publishing this distinctive encyclopedia is the fact that although extensive research in global studies is being conducted in many countries of the world, this work is, in fact, not coordinated globally. The academic ties among scholars working on the same tasks in various corners of the planet are far from being satisfactory. To change this situation, 278 scholars from 28 countries were invited to take part in the preparation of this volume. They represent social, natural, and exact sciences and approach the problems of globalization from the perspectives of ecology, economics, political science, culture studies, law, and other disciplines.

The Encyclopedia has been composed and published by TsNPP ‘Dialog’ with scholarly and methodological support from the Russian Philosophical society and the Russian Ecological Academy and with the participation of an international non-governmental organization ‘Concerned Philosophers for Peace’ and the Paideia Project of Boston University (the USA). This also made this publication not only a reliable reference book but a guide for future explorations of the basic development trends in the contemporary world.

We think that the Encyclopedia will find its devoted readers in Russia and abroad and that its dissemination in many countries of the world will contribute to promoting academic cooperation, political dialogue, and mutual understanding among nations having different values, traditions, and beliefs. It is intended for both academics and the general reader; it may be useful for people of various ages and occupations.

Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations: Political Aspects of Modernity

(Ed. by Leonid Grinin, Dmitri Beliaev and Andrey Korotayev. Moscow: KD ‘LIBROCOM’, 2009)

The human history has evidenced various systems of hierarchy and power in different spheres of social life but naturally they are most visible in the political sphere. The careful study of each particular case of such relations is of great significance and still it is very important to see both the general features typical for all or most of the hierarchy and power forms, and their variation. In the present edited volume the focus lies on three aspects of this important subject which are analyzed in the following sections: 1) Hierarchy and Power before and after the Revolutions – this section includes papers united by the idea that in various types of state systems the main subject had always been the distribution of power. In each type we see opposed classes and groups that develop their opposition to a point when the revolution starts and the whole system collapses; 2) Interpreting Violence – the section is dedicated to the problems of the relations between faith and violence, and the interpretation of violence at different levels and in various dimensions; 3) Aspects of Globalization – in the section several quite important issues of this many-sided phenomenon are analyzed.

History & Mathematics: Analyzing and Modeling Global Development

(Ed. by Leonid Grinin, Victor C. de Munck, and Andrey Korotayev. Moscow: KomKniga, 2006)

This almanac initiates a series of edited volumes dedicated to various aspects of the application of mathematical methods to the study of history and society. The volume comprises articles dedicated to the analysis, periodization, or modeling of global development. It is shown that the mathematical modeling of historical macroprocesses suggests a fresh approach to the periodization issue. The authors study these problems from different perspectives and some new quantitative insights on the dynamics of contemporary processes are presented which allow the authors to make a number of important forecasts on this basis.

History & Mathematics: Historical Dynamics and Development of Complex Societies

(Ed. by Peter Turchin, Leonid Grinin, Victor C. de Munck, and Andrey Korotayev. Moscow: KomKniga, 2006)

This almanac continues a series of edited volumes dedicated to various aspects of the application of mathematical methods to the study of history and society. This edited volume considers historical dynamics and development of complex societies. Some articles study global dynamics during the last millennia covering the formation and development of the World System. Other articles focus on the dynamics of single societies, or even communities. The almanac traces the trajectories of political and urban development, and important demographic, technological, and sociostructural changes.

Social Evolution & History

ISSN 1681-4363

Frequency Biannual. Published since 2002

Editorial Board: Herbert Barry III (USA), Yuri Berezkin (Russia), Dmitri Bondarenko (Russia), Marina Butovskaya (Russia), Luigi Capogrossi Colognesi (Italy), Patricia Crone (USA), David Gellner (United Kingdom), Leonid Grinin (Russia), Andrey Korotayev (Russia), Nikolay Kradin (Russia), Alf Lüdtke (Germany), Peter Skalnik (Chech Republic), Graeme Snooks (Australia), Charles Spencer (USA), Fred Spier (Netherlands).

Social Evolution & History (SeH) is a semiannual international journal that serves the needs of all scholars seeking an understanding

of how human societies developed in the past and continue to develop in the present. The Journal acts as a forum for debate about key issues and concepts in the field, challenging and re-examining the boundaries of the search. As well as original research articles, the journal includes critical notes and a book review section. SEH publishes researches on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest.

The Journal's aim is to contribute to the integration of such fields of knowledge as anthropology, history, sociology, and also philosophy and theory of history. Such integration has been lacking until now, though its necessity has long been felt acutely by the academic community. In the current situation of continuously increasing knowledge and professional endeavor, any attempt to introduce new methods of integrating facts with social theory, and to establish interdisciplinary links, would appear to be especially valuable.

For the detailed guidelines, please, contact Editors: Prof. Dmitri M. Bondarenko, Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies –, Prof. Leonid E. Grinin, Volgograd Center for Social Research –, Prof. And-rey V. Korotayev, Russian State University for the Humanities –

For more information about the journal and its contents, please, visit its homepage at

Evolution Cosmic, biological, and social

The almanac is helpful for those who study interdisciplinary macroproblems as well as for specialists working within specific trends, and also for those who to a greater or lesser extent are interested in the evolutionary problems of astrophysics, geology, biology, history, anthropology, linguistics; who long for being familiar with the newest achievements in the humanities, natural and social sciences.

This issue initiates the series of almanac under the common title “Evolution”, which is supposed to unite researchers working in all fields of evolutionary studies.

Interdisciplinary researches are known for their efficiency and evolutionary studies appear to be the most productive sphere of interdisciplinary knowledge, where representatives of the humanities, natural and social sciences can find much in common.

The almanac tends to offer a wide range of subject themes and problems: from universal evolutionary approaches to the analysis of specific evolutionary regularities in the development of animate and inanimate nature, society, culture, cognition, language etc.