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William I. Robinson

William I. Robinson is Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Global Studies, and Latin American Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Among his many award-winning books are Latin America and Global Capitalism (2008), Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity (2014), The Global Police State (2020), and Global Civil War (2021). He has written hundreds of articles, commentaries, and book chapters on politics, economics, world affairs, and globalization, and has worked for many years with social justice movements in Latin America and the United States. His Facebook blog is at