Definitions for "Dependency Theory"
The theory that less developed countries are poor because they allow themselves to be exploited by the developed countries through international trade and investment.
A theory of the relationship between industrialized (core) countries and less developed (periphery) countries that stresses the many linkages that exist to make LDCs dependent on richer countries.
derived from radicalism, an explanation of poverty and underdevelopment in developing countries based on their historical dependence and domination by rich countries (74)