[Marxism] Fwd: Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the Longue Durée

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 16 08:18:49 MST 2016

Edited by Alexander Anievas and Kamran Matin

This book is the first to offer a full exploration of the theory of 
uneven and combined development

Uneven and combined development was a term that Trotsky used to 
understand and to describe the overall dynamics of human history. 
Shedding its Marxist overtones, the term has more recently emerged as a 
thriving new research program in IR, being used to unify international 
and social theory.This volume is the first to provide a collection of 
theoretically-informed empirical analyses of sociohistorical change, 
transformation, and intersocietal conflict over the longue durée. It 
draws from a variety of non-Eurocentric perspectives to show how the 
theory of uneven and combined development might offer a solution to 
long-standing problems around the inability of both IR and historical 
sociology to satisfactorily capture the differentiated and multilinear 
character of sociohistorical development. The chapters critically and 
creatively draw upon and further develop the concept of ‘uneven and 
combined development’ to incorporate both sociological and geopolitical 
modes of historical explanation into a single, unified theoretical 
framework. The book develops and refines the theory of uneven and 
combined development, with critical reflections on its development given 
by esteemed scholars in the fields of IR and historical sociology.


More information about the Marxism mailing list