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    According to Benstien (1973), dependency is a conditioning situation in which the economies of one group of countries are conditioned by the development and expansions of others. Origin of Dependency Theory The Dependency Theory is a body within social science theories, which is made up of the notion that raw materials (recourse) flows from the borderline of more poorer and undeveloped nations to the centre of much wealthier and more developed countries, enriching them in the expense of the former (rich become richer). The dependency theory was first developed in the late 1950’s under the guidance of the Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, Rual Prebisch. He was troubled by the fact that economic growth in more advanced and industrialized countries did not also lead to the growth of much poorer countries. Instead it has been shown that the economic growth of much richer countries has often if not always le to serious economic issues for poor countries. This kind of situation was not predicted be the Neo-classical Theory which believed that “economic growth was beneficial to all even if the benefits were not always equally…

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    Imperialism In Malawi

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    Malawi is poor because of the corruption of the government, the poor natural resources, and a failing economy. I would have to say then, that modernization theory would have to fit best though, in this case. There are several farming practices that could be implemented that could increase agricultural production. Also, diversification away from agricultural into other forms of production would alleviate some of the burden. Population growth is also another issue that needs addressed. Poverty is…

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    Today people wonder what it’s like for other countries economical stature. They think about what it would be like to work, study or live someplace else. In this essay I will address the gap between the high, middle and low income countries. I will also explain how market-oriented theories are different from the dependency perspective and how it is contributed to a gap in rich and poor countries. Finally I will explain how power and authority shape rich and poor countries. The topic that is…

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    The word “development” has become a buzzword at this point in history. Its definition and intention has changed a lot over time. What development was intended to be has drastically changed for the worse of the countries it was intended to help, and for the better of the countries on top. In this reflection, I will discuss the creation of development theory, and a few critiques of development. The word first came around as a positive mode of action for all countries after World War II. The…

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    For century’s societies have been fathoming the idea of “the good society” and idealizing theories and individuals for the hope that they bring to the table. All individuals and theories agree with the larger notion of the desire to create a decent life for the larger population however, they often disagree on the approach taken to achieve it. Hayek and Polanyi were both philosophers and economists who became extremely well-known for their foundational thoughts, however the Dependency theory was…

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    Dependency Theory is the notion that resources flow from a ‘periphery’ or poor and underdeveloped states or countries to a ‘core’ of wealthy states or countries, enriching the latter at the expense of the former. Popular up through the 1960’s, Dependency Theory became prevalent following the Great Depression as export-oriented, Latin America, fell victim to global pricing. The overall exploitation and expansion of market capitalism, utilizing cheap labor and resources in infantile economies to…

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    on them but no person is totally dependent on another. Emerson’s Power Dependency Theory explains how power and dependency are reciprocal and how the power and dependence are kept in check through balancing operations. Power and dependence are important concepts to understand because they are something that plays out in one’s everyday relationships and one does not even recognize it. One place that the concepts of Emerson’s theory can be seen clearly is in UCSB’s Greek community – in the…

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    different cultures offer the potential to breed negative outcomes. When discussing these negative outcomes, stereotypes would be a prime example because a lack of effort in understanding another culture can produce conventional images. Considering this, Drew Hayden Taylor explores the stereotypes directed against native women in his play “Dead White Writer on the Floor”. In Taylor’s play, Pocahontas’ unique construction as a consistently stereotyped character offers a criticism of how…

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    Stephen Habar stance on the Dependency theory was that the “dependency theory had minimal impact.” He saw that there were three main problems with the theory. The first problem was that the theory implied by the dependentistas was that the foreign direct investment caused underdevelopment and “decapitalized” the society rather than have forward linkage. The second problem was that it rejected the notion of ideas being proven with scientific evaluation, dependentistas often generalized…

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    the successful reconstruction, those countries drew attention to poor countries to assist them to develop. Therefore, modernization theory and dependency theory were conceptualized respectively. This essay will explain the emergence of modernization theory which stemmed from the global goal to stabilize economy as well as some strengths related to aid donation and weaknesses particularly…

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