Definition of Dependency Theory
(noun) Theory asserting that global economic and social inequality is caused by the historical exploitation by wealthy powerful nations appropriating resources from the least powerful poorer nations while limiting access to technology thus keeping the least powerful dependent on the most powerful.
Dependency Theory Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (de·pen·den·cy the·o·ry)
- Word origin of “dependency” and “theory” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dependency theory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dependency-theory/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
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