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dc.contributor.authorBeckfield, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T14:44:49Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationBeckfield, Jason. 2008. “The Dual World Polity: Fragmentation and Integration in the Network of Intergovernmental Organizations.” Social Problems 55 (3) (August): 419–442.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1533-8533en_US
dc.identifier.issn0037-7791en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12211468
dc.description.abstractA growing body of research demonstrates powerful effects of international organizations on national policy, and the literature on international conflict is increasingly adopting a network perspective on international organizations, but we still know little about the network structure of the world polity itself. This is surprising in light of the theoretical implications of world polity theory, world systems theory, and the world civilizations approach to the structure of the world polity. Using data on a set of prominent intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), along with a comparison to the complete population of IGOs, this study examines the world polity as a network structured by symbolic and material conflict. Network analysis reveals a contradictory duality in the structure of the world polity: while states are densely interconnected through international organizations, these international organizations are only sparsely interconnected. Contrary to world polity theory, world system position and world civilization predict position in the world polity. These results show that, in neglecting the network structure of the world polity, previous research has underestimated the extent of structural inequality in the world polity. Because embeddedness in the world polity has such powerful effects on state policies, international trade, and international conflict, the centralization and fragmentation of the world polity may have disintegrative implications for world politics.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSociologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of California Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1525/sp.2008.55.3.419en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectglobalizationen_US
dc.subjectworld polityen_US
dc.subjectworld societyen_US
dc.subjectregionalizationen_US
dc.subjectnetwork analysisen_US
dc.titleThe Dual World Polity: Fragmentation and Integration in the Network of Intergovernmental Organizationsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionProofen_US
dc.relation.journalSocial Problemsen_US
dash.depositing.authorBeckfield, Jason
dc.date.available2014-05-22T14:44:49Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1525/sp.2008.55.3.419*
workflow.legacycommentsFLAG3 waiting on AA from Beckfield. Publisher likely won't object to use of page proof. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0037-7791/en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedBeckfield, Jason


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