Theories of Development (Case Study)

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  • Created on: 06-04-14 18:24

Rostows Modernisation Theory:

Stage 1 - The Traditional Society:

  • No technology
  • Static country
  • No infrasturcture

Stage 2 - Pre conditions to take off:

  • Commercial exploitation of agriculture and extractive industry

Stage 3 - Take Off:

  • Development of a manufacturing sector - exporting goods

Stage 4 - The drive to maturity:

  • Development of wider industrial and commercial base - more money

Stage 5 - High Mass Consumption:

  • Consuming more resources, improving technology

Problems:

  • Exploitation by MEDC's - taking resources rather than helping development
  • Doesn't take into account other places
  • Funding might disappear
  • Old theory (1960…

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