The Underdevelopment of Development Literature: The Case of Dependency Theory

@article{Smith1979TheUO,
  title={The Underdevelopment of Development Literature: The Case of Dependency Theory},
  author={T. Smith},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={1979},
  volume={31},
  pages={247-288}
}
  • T. Smith
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • World Politics
  • As a vehicle for the growing association of southern nationalists and Marxists, dependency theory is an important part of the history of our times, something much more than a school of academic writing. Whatever the varieties of analysis existing within this school (and there are many), a major historiographie shortcoming is common to most of its literature: having grasped the Hegelian insight that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, dependencistas exaggerate the point, making the… CONTINUE READING
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