Dependency 10/8/2013 6:32:00 AM
Yesterday: criticized the theory of modernization
By dependence we mean a situation in which the economy of some countries is conditioned
by the development and expansion of another economy to which the former is
While modernization blame the lack of and absence of capitalism and modernity,
dependency theories will claim that rather than capitalism being the answer of
underdevelopment capitalism is the reason for underdevelopments.
How did modernization or dependency theory originate? Unexpected outcome of
modernization (i.e. Latin America, India) along with the growth of knowledge
citizens become more radical with the need of supporting order from military
crops. Intellectuals are the first target of military crops in Brazil, Argentina, Peru
the knowledge people (social scientists) escaped under political refugee.
Dependency theory has nothing in common with modernization theory minus the
fact that they study the same thing
Main contribution was to change the analysis i.e. the egoistic approach compared
to a world capitalist economi