Dependency Theory

Nestor Miguel Gorojovsky gorojovsky at
Thu May 24 10:43:25 MDT 2001

En relación a Re: Dependency Theory, el 24 May 01, a las 22:51, Philip
Ferguson dijo:

> All this is not to say that there are not some serious problems with
> dependency theory.  I haven't got time to go into my disagreements
> with it here in any depth, so I'll just mention one.  Namely, it
> suggests that workers in the imperialist centres and the masses of
> the Third World do not have the same interests and therefore it
> cannot make a material appeal to workers in the West, only a moral
> (and moralistic) one.

You have hit the pot here! DT's in Argentina fell very easily towards
national bourgeois populism (from their initial "leftist" positions)
precisely because of this. I had never seen it this way. Great on you
that you could expose it so well.

Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
gorojovsky at

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