Giovanni Arrighi


Giovanni Arrighi

Giovanni Arrighi is a scholar of political economy and sociology, and as of early 2008 a Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has been translated into over fifteen languages.

Arrighi was born in Italy in 1937. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Milan in 1960. After a few years of teaching in Italy, he went to Africa in 1963. Arrighi first taught at the University College of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and then later at the University College of Dar es Salaam, while conducting research on African development. During this time he developed arguments about how the labor supply and labor resistance affected the development of colonialism and national liberation movements. It was there that he met Immanuel Wallerstein, with whom he would later collaborate on a number of research projects. After returning to Italy in 1969, Arrighi and others formed the "Gruppo Gramsci" in 1971. In 1979 Arrighi joined Wallerstein and Terence Hopkins as a professor of sociology at the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at SUNY Binghamton. It was during this time that the Fernand Braudel Center became known as the main center of world-systems analysis, attracting scholars from all over the world.

His 1994 work "The Long Twentieth Century" reinterpreted the history of capitalism since the thirteenth century as a series of alternations between 'material expansions' and 'financial expansions'. Although in many ways intellectually close to Immanuel Wallerstein, he tends to ascribe greater significance to the recent shift in economic power to East Asia. He has also emphasized his debt to Adam Smith, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Antonio Gramsci, Karl Polanyi, and Joseph Schumpeter. He presently is a professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University.

His partner is a fellow sociology professor at Johns Hopkins, Beverly Silver, with whom he has co-authored several works.

Works

Monographs

* 1967 "The Political Economy of Rhodesia"
* 1973 "Essays on the Political Economy of Africa"
* 1978 "Geometry of Imperialism"
* 1982 "Dynamics of Global Crisis"
* 1985 "Semiperipheral Development: The Politics of Southern Europe in the Twentieth Century"
* 1989 "Antisystemic Movements"
* 1990 "Transforming the Revolution: Social Movements and the World System"
* 1994 "The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times"
* 1999 "Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System" (with Beverly J. Silver)
* 2003 "The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 And 50 Year Perspectives"
* 2007 "Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century" [http://chronicle.com/temp/reprint.php?id=zm1qcnxs5p3v7pwkq58f7hb3jlh8l0fk Reviewed by Gregory Clark, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 14, 2008.]

Journal articles and book chapters since 2001

"Workers North and South" (with B.J. Silver) in C. Leys and L. Panich, eds., "The Socialist Register" 2001. London: The Merlin Press, 2000. Reprinted (abridged) in L. Amoore, ed., "The Global Resistance Reader". London and New York: Routledge, 2005.: Italian translation, 2001; reprinted 2004. : Turkish translation, 2001. : Korean translation, 2005.

"Braudel, Capitalism and the New Economic Sociology", "Review", XXIV, 1, 2001.

"Capitalist development in World-historical Perspective", (with J. Moore). In R. Albritton, M. Itoh, R. Westra, A. Zuege, (eds.), "Phases of Capitalist Development: Booms, Crises and Globalization". London: Macmillan, 2001.: German translation (abridged), 2001 : Chinese translation, 2004

"Capitalism and World Dis(order)" (with B. J. Silver), "Review of International Studies", XXVII, 2001.

"Global Capitalism and the Persistence of the North-South Divide", "Science and Society", LXIV, 4, 2001.

"The African Crisis. World Systemic and Regional Aspects". "New Left Review" II/15 (May-June 2002).: Spanish translation, 2002.

"Lineages of Empire". "Historical Materialism" 10, 3, 2002. Reprinted in In G. Balakrishnan, ed., "Debating Empire". London and New York: Verso, 2003.: French translation, 2002: Italian translation, 2002: Spanish translation, 2002: German translation 2003: Chinese translation 2003.

"Industrial Convergence, Globalization, and the Persistence of the North-South Divide". "Studies in Comparative International Development" 38: 1 (2003) (with B.J. Silver and B.D. Brewer).

"Response". "Studies in Comparative International Development" 38: 1 (2003) (with B.J. Silver and B.D. Brewer).

"The Social and Political Economy of Global Turbulence". "New Left Review" II/20 (March-April 2003): Spanish translation, 2003

"Kindai Sekai Shisutem no Keisei to Henyou ni okeru Hegemonii Kokka no Yakuwari" ("The Role of Hegemonic States in the Formation and Transitions of the Modern World-System"). In T. Matsuda and S. Akita, eds., "Hegemonii Kokka to Sekai Shisutem" ("Hegemonic States and the Modern World-System"). Tokyo: Yamakawa Publishing Company, 2002.

"Historical Capitalism East and West" (with P.K. Hui, H. Hung, and M. Selden). In G. Arrighi, T. Hamashita and M. Selden, eds., "The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives". London and New York: Routledge, 2003.

"Global Inequalities and the Legacy of Dependency Theory". "Radical Philosophy Review" 5: 1-2 (2002/2003).

"Polanyi’s ‘Double Movement’: The Belles Epoques of British and US Hegemony Compared" (with B.J. Silver). "Politics and Society" 31: 2 (2003).

"Il lungo XX secolo. Una replica". "Contemporanea" 6:4 (2003).

"Poza hegemoniami zachodnimi" (with I. Ahmad and M. Shih). "Lewa Noga" 15 (2003).

"Hegemony and Antisystemic Movements". In I. Wallerstein, ed., "The Modern World-System in the Longue Duree". Boulder, Co: Paradigm Publishers, 2004: Portuguese translation, 2003

"Globalization in World-Systems Perspective". In R. Appelbaum and W. Robinson, eds., "Critical Globalization Studies". New York and London: Routledge, 2005.

"Hegemony Unraveling–I". "New Left Review" II/32 (March-April 2005).

"Hegemony Unraveling–II". "New Left Review" II/33 (May-June 2005).

"Rough Road to Empire". In F. Tabak, ed., "Allies as Rivals: The U.S., Europe, and Japan in a Changing World-System". Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Press, 2005.: Italian translation, 2004: French translation, 2004: Russian translation, 2004

"States, Markets and Capitalism, East and West". In M. Miller, ed., "Worlds of Capitalism. Institutions, Economic Performance, and Governance in the Era of Globalization". London: Routledge, 2005: Chinese translation, 2004: German translation, 2005

"Industrial Convergence and the Persistence of the North-South Industrial Divide: A Rejoinder" (with Beverly J. Silver and Benjamin D. Brewer). "Studies in Comparative International Development", Summer 2005, in press.

External links

* [http://www.soc.jhu.edu/people/Arrighi/ Home Page]


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