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OSORIO, Jaime. El sistema-mundo de Wallerstein y su transformación: Una lectura crítica. Argumentos (Méx.) [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.77, pp.131-154. ISSN 0187-5795.

The Wallerstein's world system theory has important significance, supported by the criticisms of the author to capitalism and its support for the antisystemic movements. In this work is questioned the theoretical scaffolding underlying his theory, and the oversize performs on the world system as unit of analysis, disregarding the significance of different levels of abstraction to unravel the functioning of capitalism. Highlights theoretical poverty in its analysis of the State, and other notions which end up emptying theoretically the notion of world system. Finally gets revealed problems that underlie their political positions, the devaluation of revolutions that occurred in capitalism and excessive enthusiasm for the so-called "second world revolution", started in 1968.

Keywords : world system; Wallerstein; world revolution; criticism.

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