Studies in Comparative International Development

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 441–449

Cores, Peripheries, and Contemporary Political Economy


DOI: 10.1007/s12116-009-9044-1

Cite this article as:
Wibbels, E. St Comp Int Dev (2009) 44: 441. doi:10.1007/s12116-009-9044-1


This note underscores the need for more precise causal theories linking the international division of labor, national economies, and public policies. To that end, the author recommends two literatures upon which a revised dependency theory might build, namely, those on economic geography and the political economy of redistribution.


Economy Capital Dependency Economic geography Redistribution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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