J Vol. XIV No. 3 September Dependency Theory: A Review Article. James L. Dietz. Both Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Andre Gunder Frank have been. something that has internal origin. In response to this theory, Andre Gunder Frank in propounded his. “dependency theory which saw the world’s nations as. In response to this theory, Andre Gunder Frank in propounded his “ dependency theory which saw the world’s nations as divided into a core of wealthy.

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Frank identities three main types of neo-colonialism: Finally, Frank argues that Western aid money is another means whereby rich countries continue to exploit poor countries and keep them dependent on them — aid is, in fact, often in the term of loans, which come with conditions attached, such as requiring that poor countries open up their markets to Western corporations.

Modernization, Dependency, and World-Systems Theory. In many Western governments including the UK announced that they were looking at ways in which LDC debt could be cancelled or reduced.

He argues that the causes of underdevelopment cannot be reduced to a history of exploitation. He believes that the hegemonic position of the United States is very strong because of the importance of its financial markets and because it controls the international reserve currency — the US dollar.

Wallerstein believed in a tri-modal rather than a bi-modal system because he viewed the world-systems as more complicated than a simplistic classification as either core or periphery nations.

Baran placed surplus extraction and capital accumulation at the center of his analysis. Instead, Andre Gunder Frankthe leading dependency theorist, suggests that lack of development is because Western nations have deliberately under-developed them. The neo-Marxist dependency theory rejects the view that the people of LDCs are responsible for the failure of their societies to develop. According to economic historian Robert C. Never colonised LDCs such as Ethiopia and Afghanistan experience severe problems today because they lack the infrastructure provided by depemdency colonial powers.

This world Capitalist system is organised as an interlocking chain: Dependency Theorists argue that such policies enhanced divisions between ethnic groups and sowed the seeds of ethnic conflict in years to come, following independence from colonial rule. Depedency argued that a world capitalist system emerged in the 16 th century which progressively locked Latin America, Asia and Africa into an unequal and exploitative relationship with the more powerful European nations.


Aid benefits the donor country because they can insist that future aid is tied, i. Others have been accused of environmental destruction tehory pollution and gunver a major role gundr the eviction of native peoples from their land.

Exploitation continued via neo-colonialism — which describes a frabk where European powers no longer have direct political control over countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but they continue to exploit them economically in more subtle ways.

Skip to main content. Theotonio dos Santos described a “new dependency”, which focused on both the internal and external relations of less-developed countries of the periphery, derived from a Marxian analysis.

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Reflections on Imperialism and Resistance. Here, one can be part of the system, throry adopt national economic policies to being about economic growth such as Import substitution industrialisation where industrialisation produces consumer goods that would normally be imported from abroad, as successfully adopted by many South American countries.

Turkish Journal of International Relations. A second solution is to break away at a time when the metropolis country is weak, as India did in Britain in the s, following world war 2. It leads to dependency. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Matt is also interested in history, philosophy, comparative religion, and record collecting.

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They cited the partly successful attempts at industrialisation in Latin America around that time Argentina, Brazil, Mexico as evidence for this hypothesis. Most of the countries in real trouble are extremely poor African states, e.

What seemed like spectacular long-run growth may in the end turn out to be just a short run cyclical spurt after a long recession. In the UK announced its intention to put a stop to tied aid. What is often forgotten in world history is the fact that before colonialism started, there were a number of well-functioning political and economic systems around the globe, most of them based on small-scale subsistence farming.


As a case study, Frank focuses on the economy of Brazil and describes how its capital, Sao Paulo, became one of the largest and most developed industrial hubs in Latin America. On the structure of the present-day convergence. This idea is known as the Prebisch—Singer thesis.

The World Capitalist System Frank argued that a world capitalist system emerged in the 16 th century which progressively locked Latin America, Asia and Africa into an unequal and exploitative relationship with the more powerful European nations. For example, land traditionally used for growing food was turned over to the production of cash crops for guunder.

This view argues that dependency is not just a phase, but rather a permanent position. Cycle time plays an important role. In the meantime, the interest builds up and can eventually outstrip the initial loan.

In their search for profit, these companies allegedly exploit LDCs for cheap labour, cheap raw materials and new markets. Economic policies based on dependency theory has been criticized by free-market economists such as Peter Bauer and Martin Wolf and others: How Thory underdeveloped Africa.

Social Transformation and Human Governance. The American sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein refined the Marxist aspect of the theory and expanded on it, to form world-systems theory. Implications from a Global Model”. This postulates a third category of countries, the semi-peripheryintermediate between the core and periphery.

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LDC governments may find themselves pressurised into accepting MNC investment, into making internal political changes and ensuring LDC support for Western strategic interests, e. For example, it is estimated that for every British pound lent to LDCs, 70 pence is spent in the UK or spent on thfory which primarily employ expertise from the donor country.