Dependency

Robertson, Robbie (2005) Dependency. In: Griffiths, Martin, (ed.) Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 169-171.

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[Extract] Theories of dependency challenged the dominance of modernization strategies in the mid- to late twentieth century. Modernization strategies mapped pathways to modernity for Third World states based on the use of external agents for change. Dependency analysts declared such agents exploitative. Without autonomous economic growth, Third World societies could expect no change in their economic fortunes. The result, so dependency theorists argued, could never be modernization or development, only underdevelopment

Item ID: 21735
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-415-45918-1
Keywords: modernization; dependency; Third World; development; neocolonialism
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 01:45
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140203 Economic History @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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