The success and failure of dependency theory: the experience of Ghana

  title={The success and failure of dependency theory: the experience of Ghana},
  author={James C. W. Ahiakpor},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={535 - 552}
Dependency theory is a set of ideas with a strong potential for influencing policy actions in the Third World. Originally developed during the late 1960s to explain the problems of development in Latin America by scholars working in that region, the theory has attracted a great deal of attention both in the literature and in Third World countries. Though the logical consistency and empirical validity of the theory have been questioned, evidence about the influence of dependency theory on the… 

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