Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn. 2019. “Arrested Development? Sub-Saharan Africa in the Stratified World-Economy 1965-2015.” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 37 (1): 93-111 DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2019.1585525

Sub-Saharan Africa position in world-system

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn. 2018. “Eluding National Boundaries: A case study of commodified citizenship and the transnational capitalist class. Societies 8 (35).

Total reported number of citizenship sold

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn. 2017. “China and Global Economic Stratification in an Interdependent World.” Palgrave Communications 3. DOI: 10.1057/palcomms.2017.87.

Book Chapters

Grell-Brisk. Marilyn. 2019. “Stratification in the World-Economy: The Semiperiphery and Periphery.” In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialistm and Anti-Imperialism. 2nd Edition. e.d. Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope. London: Palgrave McMillan.

Percent of Sub-Saharan Africa in the periphery and semiperiphery from 1965 through 2015
(left to right).

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn and Christopher Chase-Dunn. Forthcoming. “Mind the Gap! Clustered Obstacles to Mobility in Core/Periphery Hierarchy.” In Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches. 2nd Edition. e.d. Ino Rossi. New York: Springer.

Military Power Distribution

Chase-Dunn, Christopher and Marilyn Grell-Brisk. 2016. “Uneven and Combined Development in the Sociocultural Evolution of World-Systems.” In Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the long durée, e.d. Alexander Anievas and Kamran Matin. London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Book Reviews

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn. 2019. “Salvatore Babones. American Tianxia: Chinese money, American power and the end of history.” Journal of World-Systems Research [Online], (25)2: 503-507. Web. 23 Sep. 2019. Available at: <>. doi:

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn. 2019. “Manuela Boatca, Andrea Komlosy, and Hans-Heinrich Nolte, eds. Global Inequalities in World-System Perspective: Theoretical Debates and Methodological Innovations.” Journal of World-Systems Research [Online], (25)1: 194-199. Web. 23 Jul. 2019. Available at: <>. doi:

Public Sociology

The SDGs and Hierarchy in the World-Economy available at Fridays with MUNPlanet. (