DEBATE on WORD SYSTEM-MODERN WORD SYSTEMS in the CONTEXT of ANDRE GUNDER FRANK and IMMANUEL WALLERSTEINJournal: Uludağ University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Journal of Social Sciences (Vol.18, No. 32)
Publication Date: 2017-01-31
Authors : Hasan YENİÇIRAK;
Page : 159-182
Keywords : Modern world system; world system; capitalism; Andre Gunder Frank; Immanuel Wallerstein;
This study is an assessment on over modern system and world system one in terms of Andre Gunder Frank and Immanuel Wallerstein. There are two sides of this study. On the one hand are Andre Gunder Frank and his supporters such as Chase-Dunn and Wilkinson. On the other hand of the dispute Immanuel Wallerstein and his followers such as Immanuel Wallerstein, Giovanni Arrighi, Fernand Braudel, Samir Amin and Janet Abu-Lughod. Frank and his supporters advocate word system; however Wallerstein and his followers is adherent of Modern World System. In the Wallerstein's perspective, modern world system, in other words capitalist modern world system, is last and unique systems to be found in the sixteenth century. However, according to Frank, it is possible to find the characteristics peculiar to modern world system such as endless accumulation of capital, center-periphery (core-periphery) relation and hegemony process also earlier before the sixteenth century.
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