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Growth and Development

1980

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The Soviet Union And Eastern Europe: Socialist Dependency, Philip David Oxhorn Jan 1980

The Soviet Union And Eastern Europe: Socialist Dependency, Philip David Oxhorn

Vahe Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Senior Honors Theses

Intrigued by the argument that power differentials are much more important than ideology in explaining relations between states, this thesis applies the concepts originally developed by Marxist-Leninist inspired "dependencia theory," which explains developed capitalist relations with underdeveloped countries, on the Soviet Union and its relations with "the socialist Commonwealth."