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Running head: MODERNIZATION DEPENDENCY AND GLOBALIZATION THEORIES 1 Analysis and critique of the modernization, dependency and globalization theories [Name Removed] SOC 1502 May 12, 2021 Instructor Ben Vessup
MODERNIZATION DEPENDENCY AND GLOBALIZATION THEORIES 2 Introduction In this paper I will perform the analysis of the modernization, dependency and globalization theories, analyzing their validity and providing criticism of each, as well as contrasting and comparing the three theories.
MODERNIZATION DEPENDENCY AND GLOBALIZATION THEORIES 3 Analysis and critique of the modernization, dependency and globalization theories There is much criticism that modernization theory is Eurocentric. Do you think dependency theory and globalization theory are also biased? Why or why not? I think that dependency theory is biased because it assumes that the peripheral and semi- peripheral nations have any choice when it comes to economic survival. It states that these nations allow the core nations to exploit them, as if it is a choice, yet, I think that often there is no choice for these nations (Little, n.d.). If a nation does not have any natural resources, or ways to develop them, is not a tourist hot spot and it is not manufacturing anything, how will it ever flourish economically? Even if a nation is rich in natural resources, but has no means of extracting them, it will be forced to become dependent on one of the more developed nations in

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