Wallerstein's Theory of World Systems

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This 5 page paper explores Wallerstein's so-called World Systems Theory. Wallerstein's theory is based on a study of global economic power throughout history, and concludes that nations fall into one of four classes. The most powerful states are the core states, and they are able to influence government and politics in ways that favor them over other nations. The writer explores the basic principles of Wallerstein's theory. There are 10 sources listed in the bibliography.