Global Governance, Conflicts, and Inequalities

My work in this research area largely comes out of collaborative research groups at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. More information about these research working groups can be found on the Arrighi Center website.

First, the Global Inequality and Development Research Working Group is concerned with the theoretical and empirical study of global inequality and development. The group is focused on updating and extending prior research on the long-term historical patterning of global inequality and on the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of the dominant postwar development strategies (i.e., industrialization, urbanization, and other forms of ‘modernization’).

Second, the Global Social Protest Research Working Group, under the direction of Profs. Beverly Silver, Sahan Karatasli, and Sefika Kumral, is in the process of creating a new database on global social unrest from 1851 to today from events reported in the international press, including The New York Times and The Guardian, with the goal of mapping the spatial-temporal distribution of events and forms of protest and grievances. The working group is using the database to systematically compare the current period with past analogous periods of widespread global unrest.


Pasciuti, Daniel S. and Corey R. Payne. (2018). “Illusion in Crisis? World-Economic and Zonal Volatility, 1975-2013,” in Korzeniewicz, R.P., ed., The World-System as Unit of Analysis: Past Contributions and Future Advances. London: Routledge, pp. 50-64. (Online Appendices)

Karatasli, Sahan S., Pasciuti, Daniel S., and Corey R Payne. (Forthcoming). “Report: Comparison of World Income Datasets.”

Payne, Corey R. (Forthcoming). “Social Protest in Cuba, 1850-2016.” Special Issue on Global Social Protest Data. Silver and Karatasli, eds.