Ho Andre Gunder Frank And Ho Andre Gunder Frank's Theory Of Development And Development

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Cambridge Dictionary defines development as growth, the process in which someone or something grows or changes and becomes more advanced (Cambridge Dictionaries online) (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/development) 1. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, s.v. “Sibelius, Jean,” accessed July 19, 2008, http://original.britannica.com/eb/article-9067596. Development generally is accepted as an unquestioned goal of any individual, society or a country at large. The term development is all encompassing and can assume a number of dimensions. However, there is no universally accepted definition of the term as over the years it has been defined in varied contexts. There are many regional, national, international bodies advocating development, billions of dollars are being spent in the name of development. Development as discourse is basically evolved after World War II phenomenon which led to labeling of countries as third world countries and now we have developed countries, developing countries, less developed countries. We will see in later discussion how development discourse has evolved over the years, and…show more content…
In his essay, “The Development of Underdevelopment,” Frank gives an account of the history of the development, underdevelopment, and the evolution of dependency to a world system theory. Frank defines development thinking as child of neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism that came into effect as a way to establish post war US hegemony. American ambitions extended over the excolonial world in the South and against both the real old Western colonialism and the perceived threat of new Eastern colonialism and imperialism (ibid: 6).With the success of communist revolution in China and Cuba, development thinking emerged as a harmless counter check measure. Frank was against the US idea of step by step growth and replacement of traditional with modern economy and

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