Through globalization we have built a very efficient and effective organization of production and exchange. But, we may have also build new and unexpected vulnerabilities that may affect increasingly inter-dependent societies.

Miguel Centeno has published many articles, chapters, and books. His latest publications are War and Society (Polity 2016), Global Capitalism (Polity 2010), States in the Developing World (Cambridge UP, 2017) and State and Nation Making in the Iberian World (Cambridge UP 2013). He the founder of the Research Community on Global Systemic Risk funded by PIIRS from 2013 ( and has published early results in the Annual Review of Sociology. He is also finishing a new book project on the sociology of discipline and a second volume on states in Latin America and Spain in the 20th Century.