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Title:Dependence as an Approach to Understanding Continuing Inequalities in Africa
Authors:Shaw, Timothy M.ISNI
Grieve, Malcolm J.
Periodical:Journal of Developing Areas
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:economic dependence
regional disparity
Economics and Trade
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4190658
Abstract:This article represents an attempt to survey the growing literature on dependence and underdevelopment in Africa, pointing to some of the contributions and constraints. The commentary also seeks to identify desirable directions for further work in this genre. In this overview it is suggested that the dependence perspective is a valuable approach through which to understand both the elusiveness of development and pervasiveness of inequalities in Africa. Joining in with Richard Harris' presentation of the unconventional approach, focus is on the central concerns of the dependence literatures inequality, transnational class linkages, the state, and alternative development strategies. Sections: Introductory - The need to examine inequalities in Africa - Dependence as an approach to analysis - Towards a theory of the dependent state - Towards state capitalism or state socialism? w Internal inequalities: the transnational class and the labor aristocracy - External inequalities: subimperialism and regional dominance - Samiperiphery or self-reliance? - Beyond state capitalism and state socialism; the non-capitalist state. Notes.