The poverty of peripheralization: Re-conceptualizing the peripheral space

Eren Düzgün

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeripheralization
Subtitle of host publicationThe Making of Spatial Dependencies and Social Injustice
PublisherSpringer Fachmedien
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783531190181
ISBN (Print)353118332X, 9783531183329
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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