International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Effects of Deindustrialization on Peripheral Nations
Abanyam, Noah Lumun

In recent times, the menace of job insecurity has become an important topic within sociology of industry, sociology of work and occupation, media sources, commentators and many observers because of the disastrous effects associated with deindustrialization. This study was designed to investigate the effect of deindustrialization of peripheral nations. Secondary sources of data were purposely collected and conflict perspective was employed in analyzing the study. The study revealed that employment in knowledge-based services is higher in recent decades compare to manufacturing industries. Technological changes often displaced workers (manual) from existing jobs. Unemployment and underdevelopment are tied to displacement of workers which result to social problems. It was recommended that peripheral Nations should develop their local technology to accelerate development instead of depending on western paradigm which denies majority (manual) workers employment opportunities. More so, Government in less-Developed societies should be committed to National policy on science and technology aimed at enhancing full industrialization that can generate employment opportunities for both manual and services information workers in order to avert the catastrophic negative effects associated with deindustrialization.

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