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In their 1992 article "Structure and Dynamics of the Global Economy," Smith
and White discuss the use of regular rather than structural equivalence to
examine the global role structure of nation-states since the "structural
equivalence of countries in terms of their trade patterns is highly
confounded with geography" (862). They cite the work of Thomas Schweizer
and Thomas Schott to support their arguments.
I am new to this area of research and would like to know how this
debate/discussion has proceeded since 1992. Has regular equivalence become
a more 'accepted' way of determining country blocks memberships or has this
been disputed? I have been trying to trace this discussion in the
literature but with little success up until now. Any references regarding
this debate would be appreciated.
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