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Modernization and Dependency Theory

Modernization and Dependency Theory

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will define, delineate, and discuss the components of modernization theory, Rostow's stages of modernization, and dependency theory.

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  • Modernization Theory

    An explanation for global stratification that asserts that technological and cultural differences between nations serves as the basis of global stratification.

  • Rostow's Stages of Modernization

    A theory that holds that affluence can be attained by all nations if they move through the following stages: 1) Traditional Stage; 2) Preconditions for Take-off; 3) Take-Off; 4) Drive to Technological Maturity; 5) High Mass Consumption.

  • Dependency Theory

    A theory that explains global inequalities with respect to historical oppression.