Theories of Global Social Chang1

Theories of Global Social Chang1 - Theories of Global...

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Theories of Global Social Change: Dependency Theory Dependency theories represent a critique of modernization theory's assumptions that poor countries are poor because of their lack of economic, social, and cultural development. Dependency theories argue that the poverty experienced by low-income countries is the immediate consequence of their exploitation by wealthy countries on which they are economically dependent The authors argue that poor countries are "locked-in to a downward spiral of exploitation and poverty." Andre Gunder Frank (1972) calls this the development of underdevelopment . Dependency results when foreign businesses make important economic and political decisions for their own advantage and without regard to the best interests of the local population . Except for a few local businessmen who serve the interests of foreign capital, the local population becomes impoverished (Appelbaum & Chambliss, 1997:173). Is There a Third World?
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