The World Is Out of Joint: World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations

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The dominant view in social science has been that the modern world shows a pattern of linear development in which all positive social trends rise (albeit at an uncertain speed) toward a relatively homogenized world. In the post-1945 period, some analysts contested this linear model, arguing that the modern world was rather one of escalating polarization. Their view was strengthened by the separate emergence within the natural sciences of complexity studies, which suggested that natural systems inevitably moved away from ...

The World is Out of Joint: World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations 2016, Paradigm, London

ISBN-13: 9781612057187

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The World Is Out of Joint: World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations 2014, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781612057170

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