This paper argues that the concept of peripheralization as employed by critical geographers, as well as IR and IPE scholars, fails to provide a satisfactory explanation for the transformation and differentiation of space in world historical geography. Two interrelated points underlie this argument. First, the spatial and temporal unevenness within and between differentially developed polities is reduced by peripheralization to an effect of the changing terms of trade or the divergence in the modes of integration into the world economy, thus the fundamental problem of the transformation of social relations as the basis of (re) making of spatial dependencies is overlooked.
|Title of host publication||Peripheralization|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Making of Spatial Dependencies and Social Injustice|
|Number of pages||26|
|ISBN (Print)||353118332X, 9783531183329|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)