This book outlines the basic features of the dependency literature and clarifies the emergence and development of the dependency paradigm, its meaning, and its differences from other theoretical perspectives on underdevelopment and inequality.
1. Introduction: The Various Roads to Development Part One: The Scope and Aim of Dependency Theory 2. Modernization and Dependency: Alternative Perspectives in the Study of Latin American Underdevelopment 3. An Interpretation and Evaluation of Dependency Theory Part Two: New Themes in Dependency Analysis 4. The Strategic Dependency of the Centers and the Economic Importance of the Latin American Periphery 5. Development Styles and the Environment: An Interpretation of the Latin American Case Part Three: Overcoming Dependency: Selected Strategies 6. Negotiating a New Bargain with the Rich Countries 7. The Revolution of Being: A Preferred World Model 8. The Need for an Ambitious Innovation of the World Order 9. The Politics of Self-Reliance 10. Collective Self-Reliance: The Case of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 11. The Future of Latin America: Between Underdevelopment and Revolution 12. The Evolution of Cuban Development Strategy, 1959–1980 13. Dependence in an Interdependent World: The Limited Possibilities of Transformation Within the Capitalist World Economy 14. Towards Another Development