Christopher Chase-Dunn
Christopher Chase-Dunn

Distinguished Professor

Office: 1208 Olmsted Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2062 (IROWS)
Fax: (951) 827-3330
E-mail: christopher.chase-dunn@ucr.edu


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Curriculum Vitae


Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Stanford University in 1975. Chase-Dunn has done crossnational quantitative studies of the effects of dependence on foreign investment, and he studies cities and settlement systems in order to explain human sociocultural evolutiuon. His research focuses on interpolity systems, including both the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems. One project examines the causes of the expansion and collapse of cities and empires in several regional world-systems as well as the contemporary process of global state formation. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Chase-Dunn is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and the Series Editor of a book series published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2002 he was elected President of the Research Committee on Economy and Society (RC02) of the International Sociological Association. And in 2008 he was elected Distinguished Senior Scholar of the International Political Economy (IPE) section of the International Studies Association.


Paul Almeida and C. Chase-Dunn 2018 “Globalization and social movements” Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 44:1.1–1.23 https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-soc-073117-041307 

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Marilyn Grell-Brisk 2017 “Uneven and Combined Development in the Sociocultural Evolution of World-Systems” in Alex Anievas and Kamran Matin (eds.)  Historical Sociology and World History. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Hiroko Inoue 2018 “Long Cycles and World-Systems: Theoretical Research Programs.”   Pp. 467-483 in William R. Thompson (ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theories, volume 2. New York:  Oxford University Press and the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Politics

Chase, Dunn, Christopher and Jennifer S.K. Dudley 2018 “The Global Right in the World Revolutions of 1917 and 20xx. Pp. 55-75 in Jerry Harris (ed.) Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 17 Leiden: Brill.

Khutkyy, Dymtro and Christopher Chase-Dunn 2018 “The World-System(s)” Pp. 1067-1082 in William Outhwaite and Stephen P. Turner (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Political Sociology. Volume 2. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications. 

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