Definition of Peripheral Nations
(noun) In world systems theory, poor nations that have limited industrialization and uneven distribution of urbanization, that are exploited by core nations and semi-peripheral nations for their raw materials and inexpensive labor.
Examples of Peripheral Nations
Peripheral Nations Pronunciation
Syllabification: pe·riph·er·al na·tions
- American English – /puhr-rIf-uhr-ruhl nAY-shuhnz/
- British English – /puh-rIf-uh-ruhl nAY-shuhnz/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /pəˈrɪfərəl ˈneɪʃənz/
- British English – /pəˈrɪfərəl ˈneɪʃənz/
- Singular: peripheral nation
- Immanuel Wallerstein (born 1930), a key theorist in world-systems theory developed the typology of core nations, semi-peripheral nations, and peripheral nations.
- Peripheral nations are economically poor and primarily agricultural, the exploitation from core nations and semi-peripheral nations limits development and thus perpetuates their poverty.
- Also called: “the periphery“
- World-systems Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “peripheral” and “nations” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- core nations
- dependency theory
- global perspective
- semi-peripheral nations
- world-systems theory
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “peripheral nations.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/peripheral-nations/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
peripheral nations. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/peripheral-nations/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “peripheral nations.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/peripheral-nations/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“peripheral nations.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 29 Sep. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/peripheral-nations/>.