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Global Party Formation in World Historical Perspective

  • Author(s): Christopher Chase-Dunn
  • Ellen Reese
  • Erika Gutierrez
  • Rebecca Giem
  • Christine Petit
  • Linda Kim
  • et al.
Abstract

This is a study of contemporary global party formation in world historical perspective. Recent efforts to organize progressive forces are intended to have a democratizing effect on global governance and the operation of the world economy. The activists want to avoid the mistakes of the past while organizing an effective effort move in the direction of a more just global system. This new project needs to be understood in world historical context with attention to the implications of the history of transnational social movements, world revolutions and the evolution of global governance over the last four centuries.

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