Synopses & Reviews
In After Liberalism, the distinguished historian and political scientist Immanuel Wallerstein examines the process of disintegration of our modern world-system and speculates on the changes that may occur during the next few decades. He explores the historical choices before us and suggests paths for reconstructing our world-system on a more rational and socially equitable basis.
is a lucid account of recent political changes and a provocative look at what to expect in the coming decades." —Midwest Book Review
"Provocative . . . likely to appeal to adventurous readers who like to challenge conventional wisdom." —Booklist
"Wallerstein is lucid, informed and insightful." —The New York Times
Liberalism, the dominant ideology of the 19th and 20th centuries, has lost its ability to enchant and to organize the world-system. This book examines the disintegration of our modern world-system and explores the historical choices before us. It suggests that there are paths by which we may be able to reconstruct our world-system so that it offers us a more rational and equitable social order.
About the Author
Immanuel Wallerstein is a senior research scholar in the department of sociology at Yale University and director emeritus of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University. He is also a resident researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. His many books include The Modern World-System
and Historical Capitalism
. The New Press has published After Liberalism
, The Decline of American Power
, and a collection of his works, The Essential Wallerstein
. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and Paris, France.