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Beverly Silver

Beverly Silver
Prof. Beverly J. Silver
 Areas of Interest: problems of development, labor, social conflict, and war; world systems analysis.


Stay(s) with the Research Group

13.06. - 02.07. 2012

Research focus, presentations and publications during stay

Beverly Silver was one of the keynote speakers at the conference "Von Krise zu Krise? Transformation ohne Ende" on June 14, 2012. In her speech she focused on a historical comparison of the current (economic) crisis with past crises in order to identify patterns and new developments. This approach was further discussed in a workshop with the Research Group. Her work on world systems analysis as well as on the emergence of a new working class as part of the expansion of capitalist economics presented important impulses for the work of the Research Group.

Selected Publications

Beverly J. Silver and Giovanni Arrighi, "End of the Long Twentieth Century" in: Craig Calhoun and Geogi Derluguian (eds.): Business as Usual: The Roots of the Global Financial Meltdown. New York University Press, New York, 2011.

Beverly J. Silver and Lu Zhang, "China as an Emerging Epicenter of World Labor Unrest" in: Ho-fung Hung (ed.): China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism. 2009.

Beverly J. Silver, "Labor Upsurges: From Detroit to Ulsan and Beyond", Critical Sociology, 31, 3, 2005.

Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly J. Silver and Benjamin D. Brewer, "Industrial Convergence and the Persistence of the North-South Divide: A Rejoinder to Firebaugh", Studies in Comparative International Development, 40, 1, 2005.

Beverly J. Silver, "Labor, War and World Politics: Contemporary Dynamics in Historical Perspective" in: B. Unfried, et al, (eds.): Labor and New Social Movements in a Globalising World System. Vienna, 2004.

Beverly J. Silver and Giovanni Arrighi, "Polanyi's 'Double-Movement': The Belle Epoques of British and US Hegemony Compared", Politics and Society, 31, 2, 2003.