chapter  12
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Three globalizing phases of the world system and modernity

BySHUMPEI KUMON, YASUHIDE YAMANOUCHI

Recent decades have seen an expansion of researchers’ interests in the world system. According to Chase-Dunn and Hall (1997: 11-26), world-system theories now enjoy a situation in which “a hundred flowers bloom.” The two authors propose that it is beneficial to compare and examine the explanatory potential of these theoretical frameworks by working on:

1 the definition of world systems; 2 their time and space boundaries; and 3 their systemic logic.