William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his B.A. in Journalism from Friends World College and his M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of New Mexico.

His research deals with macro and comparative sociology, globalization and transnationalism, political economy, political sociology, development and social change, immigration, Latin America and the Third World, and Latina/o studies.

Representative Publications

Robinson, William I. “The Transnational State and the BRICS: A Global Capitalism Perspective.” Third World Quarterly 36.1 (2015): 1-21.

Robinson, William I. “The Fetishism of Empire: A Critical Review of The Making of Global Capitalism.” Studies in Political Economy 93 (2014): 169-198.

Robinson, William I. “The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Cyclical, Structural, or Systemic?.” Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies (2010).

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