Research

Dr. Karatasli and the Global Social Protest Research Working Group at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Karatasli, Sahan Savas (2020) “Hegemony, Crisis and Nationalist Mobilization, 1492-2013”. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 61(4):1-31

  • 2021 Distinguished Publication Award, Political Economy of the World-Systems Section, American Sociological Association.

Karatasli, Sahan Savas (2020) “Global Inequality in Capitalist World Economy, 1500 – Present: A Critique of Neo-Modernization Theories” in Ino Rossi (ed) New Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theories, Processes, and Perspectives from the Global North and the Global South, Springer. (pp.307-330)

Karatasli, Sahan Savas (2019) “The Twenty-First Century Revolutions and Internationalism: A World-Historical Perspective”, Journal of World Systems Research 25(2): 306-320

Karatasli, Sahan Savas (2019) “The Twenty-First Century Revolutions and Internationalism: A World-Historical Perspective”, Globalizations 16(7): 985-997

Karatasli, Sahan Savas & Sefika Kumral. “Capitalist Development in Hostile Conjunctures: War, Dispossession and Class Formation in Turkey”, Journal of Agrarian Change 19.3: 528-549.

Karatasli, Sahan Savas (2018) “Political Economy of Secession: Global Waves of State Seeking Nationalism, 1492-Present”, in Albert Bergesen and Christian Suter (ed). Return of Geopolitics. (New York: LitVerlag), pp.69-96.

Karatasli, Sahan S. and Kumral Sefika (2018) “Great Convergence or the Third Great Divergence?: Changes in Global Distribution of Wealth, 1500-2008”, in Immanuel Wallerstein and Patricio Korzeniewicz (ed.) Global Commodity Chains, Social Inequalities and Social Movements. New York: Routledge, pp.36-49

Karatasli, Sahan Savas (2017) Changing Modes of the Global Distribution of Wealth”. Sociology of Development 3(2):163-96.

  • 2018 Distinguished Publication Award, Political Economy of the World-Systems Section, American Sociological Association.
  • 2017 Best Faculty Article Award, Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association (Honorable Mention)

Karatasli, S. S. & Kumral, S. (2017) “Territorial Contradictions of the Rise of China” Journal of World Systems Research 23(1): 5-35

Karatasli, S. S; Kumral, S; Pasciuti, D. & Silver, B. J. (2017) “World Hegemonies and Global Inequalities”, in Vladimir Popov & Piotr Dutkiewicz (ed.) The Rest Beyond the West: New World Order in the XXI Century. (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Karatasli, S. S.  (2016) “From Communal Patriotism to City-State Chauvinism: The Crisis of the Fourteenth Century and the Transformation of Collective Identities in Northern Italy, 1000-1500”, International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 29(1): 73-101

Karatasli, S. S. (2015) The Origins of Turkey’s ‘Heterodox’ Transition to Neoliberalism: The Özal Decade and Beyond, Journal of World Systems Research 21(2):387-416

Silver, B. J & Karatasli, S. S. (2015). “Historical Dynamics of Capitalism and Labor Movements”, in Della Porta, Donatella and Diani, Mario (ed). Oxford Handbook of Social Movements, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.133-144

  • (Translated in Hungarian as) Silver, B. J & Karatasli, Sahan. S (2016) A kapitalizmus és a munkásmozgalmak történeti dinamikái – munka, kapitalizmus és mozgalomkutatás, Eszmélet28. évf. 112. sz: 134-147.
  • (Translated into Portuguese as) Silver B. J. & Karatasli, Sahan S. (2020) “Dinâmica histórica do capitalismo e movimentos trabalhistas”, Menezes R.G., Brussi A.J.E, Costa J.D. (eds) Repensando o trabalho, as desigualdades e as hierarquias: O Sistema-mundo no século XXI. Universidade de Brasilia, pp.17-34 (in Portuguese)

Karatasli, S. S.; Kumral, S.; Scully, B.; Upadhyay, S. (2015).  “Class, Crisis, and the 2011 Protest Wave: Cyclical and Secular Trends in Global Labor Unrest “, in Immanuel Wallerstein, Christopher Chase-Dunn and Christian Suter (eds). Overcoming Global Inequalities, pp.184-200.New York: Paradigm.

Karatasli, S. S. & Kumral, S. (2013). “Financialization and International (Dis)Order: A Comparative Analysis of John Hobson and Karl Polanyi”, Berkeley Journal of Sociology 57(1): 40-73

Karatasli, S. S.; Aktas, F.;  Fidan, M.; Senturk, S. (2012).  “Fragments of Nations and Nationalisms: Towards a Typology of 21st Century Nationalisms”, International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 4(1): 325-334


Other Scholarly Publications

Karatasli, S. S. (2021) “The Twenty-First Century Revolutions and Internationalism: A World-Historical Perspective” in Barry K. gills and Christopher Chase-Dunn (eds) Unity on the Global Left: Critical Reflections on Samir Amin’s Call for a New International. London:Routledge (forthcoming in March 2021)

Kumral, S & Karatasli, S. S. (2020) “Capitalism, Labour and the Global Populist Radical Right”, Global Labor Journal, 11(2), pp. 152-155

Karatasli, S. S. (2019) “The Political Economy of Erdogan’s Syria Gamble”, Middle East Report 292/293, pp.56-62

  • (Reprinted in Spanish as) Karatasli, S S. (2020) “La apuesta político-económica de Erdogan en Siria” El Interprete, 2020.

Publications of Other Languages, Translations

Karatasli, Sahan S. (2020)  “Capitalism, Labor and Surplus Population: How to Understand Working Class Movements in the 21st Century”, Katki 10(1), pp.13-36, (“Kapitalizm, Emek ve Artık Nüfus: 21. Yüzyılda İşçi Hareketlerini Nasıl Anlamalı?” (in Turkish)

Karatasli, Sahan S., Kumral, S. Pasciuti D., Silver, B.J. (2020) “Hegemonias mundiais e desigualdades globais”, Menezes R.G., Brussi A.J.E, Costa J.D. (eds) Repensando o trabalho, as desigualdades e as hierarquias: O Sistema-mundo no século XXI. Universidade de Brasilia, pp.103-120 (in Portuguese)

Silver B. J. & Karatasli, S. S. (2020) “Dinâmica histórica do capitalismo e movimentos trabalhistas”, Menezes R.G., Brussi A.J.E, Costa J.D. (eds) Repensando o trabalho, as desigualdades e as hierarquias: O Sistema-mundo no século XXI. Universidade de Brasilia, pp.17-34 (in Portuguese)

Karatasli, Sahan S. (2020) “La apuesta político-económica de Erdogan en Siria” El Interprete, 2020.  (in Spanish)

Karatasli, Sahan S. (2020) “کرونا درباره سرما‌یه‌داری جهانی چه به ما می‌آموزد؟,” Meidaan, (in Persian)

Silver, B. J & Karatasli, Sahan S. (2016) A kapitalizmus és a munkásmozgalmak történeti dinamikái – munka, kapitalizmus és mozgalomkutatás, Eszmélet28. évf. 112. sz: 134-147. (in Hungarian)


Book Reviews

Karatasli, S. S. (2020) “The Politics of Operations: Excavating Contemporary Capitalism”, Contemporary Sociology, 49(6), 527-529

Karatasli, S. S. (2019) “American Empire: A Global History”, New Global Studies. 13(2): 268-273

Karatasli, S. S. (2017) “The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism”, Social Forces: 1-4


Short Pieces

Karatasli, S. S. (2010) “Collective Action: The Ultimate Vaccine,” contribution to GTI Forum “After the Pandemic: Which Future?,” Great Transition Initiative (July 2020), https://greattransition.org/gti-forum/pandemic-scenario-karatasli.

  • (Extended version reprinted as) Karatasli, S. S. “Pandemic’s Lesson: Global Capitalism is Uneven and Dangerously Particularistic”, Critical Historical Sociology Blog, April 22, 2020
  • (Extended version reprinted as) Karatasli, S. S. “Pandemic’s Lesson: Global Capitalism is Uneven and Dangerously Particularistic”, Marxist Sociology Blog, June 18, 2020
  • (Extended version reprinted in Persian as) Karatasli, S. S. کرونا درباره سرما‌یه‌داری جهانی چه به ما می‌آموزد؟, Meidaan, 2020)

Karatasli, S. S. (2019) “Rethinking the Evolution of the Capitalist World-Economy” PEWS News, Spring 2019, Issue 2, pp.18-22

Karatasli, S. S. (2014). World Hegemonic Crises and Rising Tides of Secessionism, Trajectories (Comparative-Historical Section of the ASA), 26(1):85-89