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Modernization Theory Revisited: Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

@article{LpezAlves2011ModernizationTR,
  title={Modernization Theory Revisited: Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century},
  author={Fernando L{\'o}pez-Alves},
  journal={Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={243-279}
}
  • Fernando López-Alves
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura
Theories of modernization, globalization, and dependency have assigned a clear role to Latin America: the region has been seen as dependent, exploited, and institutionally weak. In these theories, modernization and globalization are seen as forces generated elsewhere; the region, in these views, has merely tried to “adjust” and “respond” to these external influences. At best, it has imitated some of the political institutions of the core countries and, most of the times, unsuccessfully. While… 

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