IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Pour une critique de la doctrine classique du sous-developpement (A critical approach of classical doctrine of underdevelopment)

Listed author(s):
  • Eric Thosun MANDRARA


    (labrii, ULCO)

Registered author(s):

    La domination de la théorie classique fausse les représentations économiques et entrave les politiques de développement. Les pays en Développement (PED) veulent se développer par l'effort d'accumuler des capitaux, le quantitativisme, la restriction financière, parce que cette théorie leur dit de procéder ainsi. En réalité, les économies avancées « capitalistes » ne sont pas d’abord caractérisées par le capital ni le marché, mais la création monétaire, associée à un vaste système qui échappe à la connaissance classique. Dans ces conditions, et sous l'emprise doctrinale, les PED deviennent des espaces passifs absolument commandés par les monnaies des puissances, et servant en premier à donner force à ces monnaies et aux systèmes qui les sous-tendent. C’est l’emprise des vérités classiques qui maintient en premier les PED dans leur état. Ainsi ils ne peuvent avoir l'idée d'une domination systémique à quitter, l'idée de création monétaire à réussir, d’initiative financière à prendre, ni l’idée d’un système à gérer en correspondance. La doctrine classique, i.e. la connaissance économique mal développée, s'est entourée des murs pour verrouiller son emprise cognitive et les conséquences pratiques de celle-ci. This document analyses the impact of the domination of the classical theory in economics for the understanding of the issue of development and the definition of policies of development. Developing countries (DC) try to develop through the accumulation of capital, the implementation of quantitativism, through financial restriction, because this theory tells them to proceed this way. However, the advanced «capitalist» economies are not characterized first by capital nor market, but by monetary creation, associated to a vast system that escapes the classical knowledge. In these conditions, and under the doctrinal ascendancy, the DC become passive spaces absolutely ordered by currencies of powerful countries, and serving firstly to reinforce these currencies and systems that underlie them. It is the classical truth ascendancy that maintains the DC at their low level of development. As a consequence they cannot develop successful policies of development based on monetary creation, financial initiative and on the creation of a economic system. The classical doctrine, has surrounded itself with walls to lock its cognitive ascendancy and the consequences of this on developing countries.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    File Function: First version, 2009
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation in its series Working Papers with number 220.

    in new window

    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2009
    Publication status: Published in Cahiers du Lab.RII, June 2009
    Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:220
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Maison de la recherche en sciences de l'homme, 21 quai de la Citadelle, 59140 Dunkerque

    Phone: (33) 3 28 23 71 35
    Fax: (33) 3 28 23 71 43 or (33) 3 28 23 71 10
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:220. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Philippe Chagnon)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.