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Unformatted text preview: its emergence GNP/Capita is often used as a measure of a societys standard of living. If we define generation as 25 years, what these figures mean is that the standard of living in the United States has been more than doubling in each generation in the last 100 years or so GNP/Capita has been increasing by a factor of 1.5 every generation A world system is a social system exhibiting three major characteristics: o A high degree autonomy 1 9/17 o An extensive(international) division of labor o A multiplicity of cultures Two types of world systems historically: world empires and world economics Today one world system, the capitalist economy exhibiting three more or less distinct socioeconomic zones o Core o Semi-periphery o Periphery 2...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course AS 100 taught by Professor Art during the Fall '08 term at Indiana.
- Fall '08