African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 381

Full Length Research Paper

Dependency approach: Chances of survival in the 21st century

Sofiane Sekhri
Assistant Professor 5505 Boulevard Cavendish, Apart 205, Côte Saint Luc, Quebec H4V 2Y6.
Email: E-mail: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


Since the end of the Cold War, Dependency Approach has been facing a number of changes in the international system and had to deal with several theoretical challenges. But, whilst many academic writings emphasized the demise of Dependency Approach, this paper has endeavored to breathe life into Dependency thoughts by exploring what chances Dependency Approach has in order to remain effective and competitive. Deep analysis of current facts and events in the international, regional and sub-regional settings has sustained the main theoretical assumptions of Dependency Approach and illustrated that several thoughts and concepts from the Dependency Approach are still systematic and applicable.


Key Words: Dependency approach, dependence, north, south, core, periphery, dominant, development, underdevelopment, The Third World.