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The Development of Underdevelopment

Andre Gunder Frank

Abstract


We cannot hope to formulate adequate development theory and policy for the majority of the world's population who suffer from underdevelopment without first learning how their past economic and social history gave rise to their present underdevelopment. Yet most historians study only the developed metropolitan countries and pay scant attention to the colonial and underdeveloped lands. For this reason most of our theoretical categories and guides to development policy have been distilled exclusively from the historical experience of the European and North American advanced capitalist nations.

Keywords


History; Imperialism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14452/MR-018-04-1966-08_3

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