World systems theory 10-4

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ISS 315 Dr. Handrick Colonialism, World Systems and Hawai'i READINGS: Reich "The Origins of Economic Nationalism" Fallows, “ How The World Works ” (The Atlantic Online) December 1993 Kent Hawai'i: Island Under the Influence. Introduction and Ch. 1, 2 & 3 (pp. 1-34) -------------------------------------------------------------- I. Periphery (colony), semi-periphery and core (metropolis) in the Colonial World System. A. Populations have always been fairly mobile with trading relations between them. Nations are a fairly recent social invention and vary between strong and weak states. 1. Strong states have central authority. The state is able to extend its control effectively to the local community level. The U.S. is a strong state in this sense (the "cracker" sheriff in "Tank" or the small town in “Mississippi Burning”) but with strong anti-federal bias in some regions. 2. Weak states lack central authority. The state is unable to extend its control to the local level, power being divided among local clans (Somalia), sectarian groups (Bosnia), small kingdoms (Hawaiian alii) or an oligarchy (the Big Five in Hawaii or calciques in Mexico). B. In the Colonial model 1. The metropolis (high value added processes) a) Extracts raw materials from the colony b) Controls the transportation and transformation of the raw material (the British Navigation Acts) c) Controls the transportation and marketing of the finished product. 2. The colony (low value added processes) See Kent p.12 a) Extracts the raw material the value of which is determined by the global market (price of sugar).
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b) Provides a "captive" market for manufactured goods and prevented from developing domestic industry (p.12) "American and India furnished monopoly markets for English goods (while) restricted from competing by tariff and other prohibitions from London" c) Reorganized socially to provide the workforce, a
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