, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 136–143 | Cite as

The political economy of delinking

  • John H. Adler
Articles Development Strategy


In recent years much attention has been given to the subject of delinking of developing countries from the world economy. John H. Adler gives an account of the arguments for delinking which is followed by an evaluation of these arguments and a discussion of the policy implications for industrial countries. Finally, an attempt is made to evaluate what contribution the proponents of delinking have made to the understanding of the development process and the normative implications of that knowledge.


International Trade Income Distribution Foreign Investment Foreign Trade Export Production 
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  1. 1.
    The paper was written for oral presentation. For that reason, and because of the large number of papers on delinking which appeared in recent years it does not give any specific reference to who said what and where. I refer the interested reader to a Selected Bibliography in English on Delinking and Dependency which appeared as part of an article on “Delinking Nort and South: Unshackled or Unhinged” by Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro in: A. Fishlow, C. F. Diaz-Alejandro, R. R. Fajan and R. D. Hansen: Rich and Poor Nations in the World Economy, New York and elsewhere 1978. The outstanding example of advocacy for delinking in Germany is Dieter Senghaas: Weltwirtschaftsordnung und Entwicklungspolitik, Plädoyer für Dissoziation (International economic order and development policy, the case for dissociation), Frankfurt 1977.Google Scholar

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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Adler
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  1. 1.Washington D. C.

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