GLOBAL issues and World Systems references

Tue, 21 Jun 1994 08:25:44 CDT

Richard Robbins asked for suggestions for books/articles on global
issues from a World Systems perspective. I find that Thomas R.
Shannon's _An Introduction to the World-System Perspective_ (1989,
Westview Press) is an excellent introduction to the topic for students.
It lays out the essential elements of world systems, briefly describes
their precursors, and summarizes the critiques and alternative approaches
in just under 200 pages.