Sociology : Industrialization and Deindustrialization

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Industrialization And Deindustrialization

Dependency theory is a response to which of the following?

Possible Answers:

Integration theory

Modernization theory

Convergence theory

Social identity theory

Correct answer:

Modernization theory


Dependency Theory was developed by sociologists in Latin America who argued that Modernization Theory was wrong in that not all countries can modernize through the same processes. Dependency theorists argue that global flow of resources makes it so that underdeveloped countries are dependent upon and exploited by developed countries, therefore are they continually at a disadvantage when it comes to industrial development. 

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