Immanuel Wallerstein’s World Systems Analysis

Immanuel Wallerstein built upon Marx’s concepts of exploitation, adapting them to his analysis of modern societal structures. His World Systems Theory posits that the mechanisms of globalization and market economy function as oppressive instruments that maintain a hierarchical dominance of certain nations over others. The visual presented seems to be an illustrative diagram from an educational or informational context showcasing World Systems Analysis at the beginnings of the 21st Century. It includes a segmented view with labeled areas representing ‘Core,’ ‘Semi-periphery,’ and ‘Periphery,’ with each section listing various countries that presumably fall into these categories according to Wallerstein’s theory. The ‘Core’ includes nations like Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, indicating their influential position in the global economy.

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