1. Albert J. Bergesen (2012). Turning Durkheim on His Head: A Reply to Peterson and Bjerre. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (4):485-495.
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  2. Albert J. Bergesen (2004). Chomsky Versus Mead. Sociological Theory 22 (3):357-370.
    G. H. Mead's model of language and mind, while perhaps understandable at the time it was written, now seems inadequate. First, the research evidence strongly suggests that mental operations exist prior to language onset, conversation of gestures, or social interaction. Second, language is not just significant symbols; it requires syntax. Third, syntax seems to be part of our bioinheritance, that is, part of our presocial mind/brain-what Noam Chomsky has called our language faculty. Fourth, this means syntax probably is not learned (...)
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  3. Albert J. Bergesen & Omar Lizardo (2004). International Terrorism and the World-System. Sociological Theory 22 (1):38-52.
    Theories of international terrorism are reviewed. It then is noted that waves of terrorism appear in semiperipheral zones of the world-system during pulsations of globalization when the dominant state is in decline. Finally, how these and other factors might combine to suggest a model of terrorism's role in the cyclical undulations of the world-system is suggested.
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