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Radical Approaches: Dependency Theory Development of Underdevelopment I Gundar Frank (1972) Problem of underdevelopment regions: Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and parts of US and Western Europe o Related to pattern of evolution of developed, industrialized societies No country ever in an original state of underdevelopment, but it may have been underdeveloped Development of Underdevelopment II Underdevelopment a process o European Nations worldwide mercantilist and capitalist expansion o Constellations of developing metropolises and under developing satellites Development of Underdevelopment III Dependency Theory Rejects No. Premises 1. underdevelopment is an original state a. characterized “backwardness” or “traditionalism” Dependency Theorists: underdevelopment produced by the development of mercantilism and later industrial capitalism. Development of Underdevelopment IV Dependency Theory Rejects No. Premises 2. underdeveloped countries suffer from being divided into dual societies
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2009 for the course POLI 2057 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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