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Definition of World system theory

World system theory Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Immanuel Wallerstein's theoretical approach which analyzes societies in terms of their position within global systems.
World system theory Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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World-systems theory (also known as world-systems analysis or the world-systems perspective), a multidisciplinary, macro-scale approach to world history and social change, emphasizes the world-system (and not nation states) as the primary (but not exclusive) unit of social analysis.

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