David Wilkinson
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David Wilkinson Ph.D.

Professor, UCLA
College of Social Sciences, Political Science


David Wilkinson studies long-term and large-scale phenomena in world politics, including empires and systems of independent states.


His research explores the fluctuations in the power structures of civilizations and world systems on very long-time scales, while also touching on contemporary issues of multipolarity, unipolarity and hegemony. Professor Wilkinson serves as an editor for the Journal of World-Systems Research and the Comparative Civilizations Review.