Peripheral Solutions to Peripheral Development: The Case of Early 20th Century Romania

  • Manuela Boatca Free University of Berlin

Abstract

The article furthers the claim that many of the weaknesses of Marxist theory that constituted the starting point of critical approaches from Latin American dependency theory to world-systems analysis had been addressed in very similar terms as early as the 1900s. The focus is on intellectual debates in early twentieth-century Romania, especially as engendered by the theory of forms without substance as an alternative project of modernization for the periphery and the follow-up confrontation between the socialist Constantin Dobrogeanu-Gherea and the Poporanist Constantin Stere on the issue of social and economic development.
Published
2005-02-26
How to Cite
Boatca, M. (2005). Peripheral Solutions to Peripheral Development: The Case of Early 20th Century Romania. Journal of World-Systems Research, 11(1), 3-26. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2005.399
Section
General Section