dependency theory

(noun) “[T]heory which states that global inequity is due to the exploitation of peripheral and semi-peripheral nations by core nations” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: dependency theories

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OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Global Stratification. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (