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semi-peripheral nations

Definition of Semi-peripheral Nations

(noun) In world systems theory, nations that are not powerful enough to dictate economic and political policy but are sources of raw materials and an expanding middle-class marketplace which exploits peripheral nations, and is exploited by core nations.

Examples of Semi-peripheral Nations

Note: Based on research by Babones (2005).

Semi-peripheral Nations Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsɛmaɪ pəˈrɪf(ə)rəl ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
      • /ˈsɛmaɪ pᵻˈrɪf(ə)rl̩ ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
    • British English
      • /ˈsɛmi pᵻˈrɪf(ə)rəl ˈneɪʃn/
  • Syllabification: (sem·i pe·riph·er·al na·tions)

Usage Notes

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  • “Transitions from the semiperiphery to the core have historically been rare, and have largely driven by chance (e.g., the discovery of oil) or massive transfers (e.g., membership in the EU). Neither mechanism can be relied upon to drive policy in the poorer countries of the world more broadly . . . Keeping in mind that the vast majority of the world’s population lives in the periphery of the world-economy, it would not be an unworthy goal to focus on ways to help peripheral countries attain semiperipheral income levels. While the current research gives no guidance on how to accomplish this goal, it does suggest that such a goal might be productively pursued” (Babones 2005:53).

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References

Babones, Salvatore J. 2005. “The Country-level Income Structure of the World-Economy.” Journal of World-Systems Research 11(1):29–55. doi:10.5195/jwsr.2005.392.

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Cite the Definition of Semi-peripheral Nations

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “semi-peripheral nations.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/semi-peripheral-nations/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

semi-peripheral nations. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/semi-peripheral-nations/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “semi-peripheral nations.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/semi-peripheral-nations/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“semi-peripheral nations.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/semi-peripheral-nations/>.