Comparative - March 4, 2008

Comparative - March 4, 2008 - Ben Goodrich POL 350 March 4,...

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Ben Goodrich POL 350 March 4, 2008 Rostow’s theories Stages of Development  Dependency Theory Diffusion Theory There would occur an economic diffusion of technology and growth throughout any country going through the developing stages Modern – Urban (cities) High contact with the develop worlds Traditional – Rural/Backward Four stages of development are: 1. Traditional 2. Pre-take off 3. Take off 4. Mature growth / 5. Post industrialization The most modern area is the area that had the greatest contact with the developed world/ capitalist world. South America for example – Buenos Aires and Montevideo are the most modern areas because of their extensive contact with Europe Economic growth will generally spread out to the country side/ agrarian sector will require fewer people and those who no longer need to work the farms will then be free to move to the city and will get urbanization taking place. The whole idea of modernization according to ( )is to spread to the country side. Diffusion – the modernization diffuses out to the surrounding areas.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POS 454 taught by Professor Ackroyd during the Spring '07 term at ASU.

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Comparative - March 4, 2008 - Ben Goodrich POL 350 March 4,...

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