February 21-23, 1997

Welcoming Remarks:Jack Peltason,

UC President Emeritus, UCI Chancellor Emeritus

Keynote Address:

States? Sovereignty? The Dilemmas of Capitalists in an Age of Transition
Immanuel Wallerstein, State University of New York-Binghamton

Discussant: Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University

Historical Session

Chair: James Given, University of California, Irvine

The Modern Colonial State in Asia and Africa: Closed and Open Dynamics
William Clarence-Smith, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Two Worlds of Trade, Two Worlds of Empire:
Cores and Peripheries in East Asia and the Atlantic, ca. 1500-1800
Kenneth Pomeranz, University of California, Irvine

The Economics of the Latin American State:
Ideology, Policy and Performance, 1820-1945
Colin M Lewis, London School of Economics

R. Bin Wong, University of California, Irvine
Steven Topik, University of California, Irvine

Europe and East Asia

Chair: Dorothy Solinger, University of California, Irvine

From Comprador State to Auctioneer State: Property Change, Realignment
and the Peripheralization of Post-State-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe
Jozsef Böröcz, Rutgers University

Democracy at Risk?
The Impact of European Integration on National Patterns of Policy Making
Vivien Schmidt, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Southeast Asian Responses to Globalization
Richard Stubbs, McMaster University

Wayne Sandholtz, University of California, Irvine
Su-Hoon Lee, Kyungnam University

China, Africa and Mexico

Chair: Steven C. Topik, University of California, Irvine
Free Market Globalization as Enhancer of Forces of War and Revanchist Nativism:
The Struggle in China Over International Economic Integration
Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin

Hemmed In?: The State in Africa and Global Liberalization
Julius E. Nyang'oro, University of North Carolina

Pesos, Policies, and Predictions:
The Mexican Crisis and International Constraints on Policy Making
Manuel Pastor, UC Santa Cruz

Dorothy Solinger, University of California, Irvine
Barbara Stallings, UN Economic Commission for Latin America

Structural Session

Discussant: Wayne Sandholtz, University of California, Irvine
Stateness, Regionality, and the 'Endless' Accumulation of Capital
Giovanni Arrighi, State University of New York-Binghamton

Sovereignty and the Nation-State in an Age of Global Finance
Erik Helleiner, York University

Institutional Theories and Alternative Conceptions of Sovereignty
Stephen Krasner, Stanford University

The State and the New Geography of Power
Sassen Saskia, Columbia University

Barbara Stallings, U.N. Economic Commision for Latin America
David Smith, UC Irvine

This conference is co-sponsored with the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation; Global Peace and Conflict Studies; UCI Office of Research and Graduate Studies; UCI Collaborative Research in the Humanities. For additional information contact the program organizers: David Smith, Dorothy Solinger, and Steven Topik.



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