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Andre Gunder Frank Pol-Soc Podcast Quiz
1. AGF was, in part, writing in reaction to a theory by Walt Rustow that said all countries progress along a standard set of steps of growth. By what name was this theory known?
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2. AGF argued that the legacy of colonialism meant that the internal structure of former colonies limits their ability to develop. What phrase does he use to describe this limitation?
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3. In AGF's terminology how does he refer to the former colonial powers and the former colonies?
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4. AGF argues that these "relations are not limited to the Imperial or international level, but penetrate and structure the very economic, political, and social life of the Latin American colonies and countries.” How might we understand that in 'normal' language?
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5. What kind of commodities flow from the former colonies to the former colonizers that make it harder for them to develop? (tick all appropriate answers)
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6. Later in his career, AGF also contributed to another theory that had some similarities with Dependency Theory. It was known as...
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7. AGF was also critical of the Green Revolution. Which of the following reasons seem most likely for a Marxist thinker, like AGF, to use as his opposition to the Green Rev?
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8. In the intro to his book ", “Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution”, AGF notes that his ideas have been “filtered through the also-changing prism of the author’s and others’ Conscientization and understanding.” What other Key Thinker (also based in Latin America) is he referring to here?
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9. Dependency Theory is heavily influenced by what happened to countries when they eventually gained freedom from their former colonizers. By what name is this process, and its aftermath generally known?
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10. Which of the following criticisms of AGF's work is most powerful in modern debates?
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