The ideas of Prebisch, and those of ECLAC generally, have represented part of a broad spectrum of currents of thought in which it has been recognized that the challenges of development depend on the way in which economic, social and political relations are structured in different societies which, in turn, are members of a hierarchical and unequal global system.
The starting point for the historical-structural method is the notion that less developed countries and developed countries are confronted with qualitatively different problems and that the formulation of policies and the strengthening of State capacities are key determinants for the ability of the less advanced countries to transform themselves and achieve higher levels of development.
Osvaldo Sunkel: El método histórico estructural (Marzo 2013 - 1:59)
Antonio Prado: Prebisch y el pensamiento autónomo de la América Latina y el Caribe (diciembre 2013 - 3:13)
Luis Bértola: El método histórico estructural (Octubre 2013 - 2:59)