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Trade or Development-Some Reflections on Self-Reliance

Some Reflections on Self-Reliance Johan Galtung It is a gross misunderstanding to reduce self-reliance to a formula for economic relations alone, although that would be in line with the economism of our times and with the assumption that the root of centre-periphery relations is in the economic infrastructure alone. Self-reliance is not a new way of "bridging the gap1' or "catching up" in the sense of equalising GNP per capita or some similar measure.

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