Klesner’s Comparative Politics - Essay Prowess

Klesner’s Comparative Politics

Klesner’s Comparative Politics

  1. After reading Klesner’s Comparative Politics: An Introduction, Chapter 12 on “The Politics of Development,”  describe the differences between Modernization theory and Dependency theory. Which countries in your Statecraft world represent the wealthy, developed “core”, and which are part of the “periphery”? For more information on core and periphery, see p. 255 in Klesner’s textbook in relation to Dependency theory. Describe relations between the core and the periphery: is there an element of exploitation? If so, how have the exploited actors responded? Give examples. What factors may account for chronic underdevelopment?