Dependency Theory: Definition, Approaches, Examples, limitations

Dependency theory is a school of thought in modern social science that aims to comprehend underdevelopment, analyse its origins, and to some extent, provide ways to overcome it. It first appeared in Latin America in the 1960s, quickly moved to North America, Europe, and Africa, and is still relevant in today’s debates. It also gained …

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Youth in Politics: Challenges, Importance, Role (Essay and Debate)

Political participation: overview and faced challenges “Where few take part in decisions there is little democracy; the more participation there is in decisions, the more democracy there is” (Verba & Nie, 1972). The present statement proves that the political presence of different individuals has a huge impact on democracy and policy. Hence, the present article …

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INTERNATIONAL MIGRATIONS: A MOVE TOWARDS ORGANIC SOCIETIES

Whenever we hear the term – “International Migrations”, the first image which comes into our mind is of Rohingyas crossing the Myanmar Border and heading towards Bangladesh or India, or Syrian Refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in South European countries like Italy and Greece so that they could save their lives. The …

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (1762) – Summary

Who is Jean-Jacque Rousseau? Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a prominent theorist, writer and philosopher during the Enlightenment in 18th century Europe. His first significant work on philosophy was titled ‘A Discourse on the Sciences and Arts’.  Rousseau argues in this essay that the advancement of science and the arts has corrupted virtues and morals. These ideas …

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Lev Vygotsky’s Socio Cultural theory: Explained with Examples

Lev Vygotsky is credited with setting up the framework for sociocultural theory. The objective of sociocultural theory is to understand how an individual’s mental functioning is tied to their culture, history and the institutes they have been a part of. The sociocultural view of the world focuses on the roles that human interactions and culturally …

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Globalisation Theories: World System, Modernisation, Dependency

Introduction – What is globalisation? International trade has been around for centuries and while globalisation may feel like a modern concept, changes across borders have happened ever since. Silk and spice trade routes in East Asia, which originated in the first century BCE, brought diverse civilizations and linked various nations’ economies. In the 1500s, the …

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