O ESTUDO DA TEORIA DAS RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS TEM NO GRUPO DE ESTUDOS DA ECONOMIA POLÍTICA INTERNACIONAL UMA DE SUAS TENDÊNCIAS DE PONTA. GOSTO DE ASSINALAR UMA VEZ MAIS A POSIÇÃO QUE A TEORIA DA DEPENDÊNCIA E DO SISTEMA MUNDIAL OCUPAM NESTA CORRENTE DE PENSAMENTO ESTRANHAMENTE IGNORADA NO BRASIL.
TRÊS GRANDES TEÓRICOS DAS RELAÇÕES NORTE-SUL E DA ECONOMIA POLÍTICA INTERNACIONAL SEGUNDO O ACADÊMICO NORTE AMERICANO, MICHAEL VESETH:
Friday, February 16, 2007
What is International Political Economy?
What is IPE? by Michael Veseth
“Three theories stand out as milestones on the road to an IPE of North-South relations.
- Immanuel Wallerstein's Modern World Systems theory, which looks at the interaction of the industrial and technological Core with the less developed Periphery and the intermediate Semi-Periphery, which corresponds to the Newly Industrialized Countries. Core and Periphery have become integral elements of the IPE vocabulary.
- Dependency Theory, which is most often associated with the name Theotonio Dos Santos, examines the web of North-South relations and highlights the elements that keep the South dependent upon the North, to the North's systematic advantage.
- Finally, Andre Gunder Frank has written powerfully on a theory of Underdevelopment. It is argued that capitalism does not produce economic development in the South along the same lines experienced in the North. Rather, underdevelopment is produced, a situation where the structures of technology and industry do not achieve an independent existence but rather remain subservient to the North. “