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REVISITING AFRICA’S UNDER-DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LENS OF THE DEPENDENCY THEORY Print E-mail

Victor H Mlambo

Abstract

The paper examines African development through the lens of the dependency theory. It asks if Africa is still socio-economically and politically dependent on its former colonisers. Employing a qualitative research approach, where a literature review was undertaken, the paper reveals that indeed, Africa is still very much dependent on former colonisers for its political and economic direction.  Additionally, Africa has failed to break free from colonial domination not only because African leaders have become complacent with the status quo but because of the unorthodox intervention by former colonisers in the affairs of Africa. Consolidating the spirit of Pan-Africanism will contribute towards Africa breaking free of colonial chains.

Keywords: Dependency; Africa, Growth; Colonisation

Ph.d. Victor H Mlambo, Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, School of Public Management, Governance & Public Policy, South Africa

 

Cite this article:
Mlambo Victor H. REVISITING AFRICA’S UNDER-DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LENS OF THE DEPENDENCY THEORY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol., no.:428-445,

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5718612
View full text in pdf: http://www.iiass.com/pdf/IIASS-2021-no-art24.pdf

 

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