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Immanuel Wallerstein

Professor of history and political scientist, Immanuel Wallerstein chairs the the Fernand Braudel Center of Binghamton University (state of New York). He also teaches at the Ecole des huate études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He was president of the International Sociological Association (ISA) from 1994 to 1998 and he is associate researcher of Yale University. He began his career as an expert in African post-colonial matters and then distinguished himself as historian and a theorist of the capitalist global macroeconomic. Thanks to his association with the “anti-systemic” movements he became the éminence grise of the anti-globalization movements along with Pierre Bourdieu and Noam Chomsky.

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