Modernization or Dependency and Intractable Global Poverty

Instructions: Read the following article from “The Economist” magazine on global poverty and progress: (Links to an external site.) Reflect on the changes in absolute poverty that have taken place all over the world and then explain how a modernization theorist would view these changes. Second, state how a dependency theorist would explain these changes. Lastly, offer your own opinion on which explanation you find more convincing. Don’t forget to spell and grammar check your posts, to make them substantive, and to offer thoughtful replies to others in the class that extend and deepen the discussion.