The Political Economy of Development and Integration: A Structuralist Perspective

  • José Miguel Ahumada


This chapter provides a summary of the structuralist critique of free-market capitalism, focusing on the tendency of the global market to keep peripheral countries underdeveloped. Also, it will describe the historical-structural method of Latin American structuralists, arguing that this method enables an understanding of the interactions between peripheral countries and the world economy from a political economy perspective, and thus allows analysts to avoid the conventional static and economistic interpretations.


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  • José Miguel Ahumada
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  1. 1.Department of Politics and GovernmentAlberto Hurtado UniversitySantiagoChile
  2. 2.Institute of International StudiesUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile

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