INTS 2370 Lecture 1: Week 1 Notes

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Day 1
World Systems Theory
Braudel
Wallerstein
1. Core
a. Very rarely, there is a country that dominates all (hegemony or
hegemonic power)
i. United Provinces (Netherlands) (1590-1672)
ii. Great Britain (1815-1870)
iii. USA (1905-2014)
b. How come hegemony doesn’t last?
2. Semi-Periphery
3. Periphery
Arab Development Reports
MENA (Middle East and North Africa)
Done by middle eastern analysts
o Failure of college grads to find jobs
Day 2
Venice and Genoa
Mediterranean world
Goods are coming from Asia and they are distributing the goods
Starts to become a Baltic world
Ghent (Belgium) Antwerp (Belgium) Amsterdam (Netherlands)
9’s = Spanish Netherlands
Part of the Hahpsburg Empire
Also referred to as Holy Roman Empire
What makes a hegemon
Agro-industrial production
o Most efficient
Commerce
Finance
o Tendency to put all money into this
It doesn’t last long, because it is very difficult for a country to maintain all 3 of these
Spain
Yes they had a lot of gold and silver
They didn’t invest it into their own country
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