Samir Amin: Pioneer of the Rise of the South by Samir AminSamir Amin: Pioneer of the Rise of the South by Samir Amin

Samir Amin: Pioneer of the Rise of the South

bySamir Amin

Paperback | September 20, 2013

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These texts by Samir Amin have been selected for the purpose of encouraging readers to learn more about his work to trace the historical trajectory of capitalism, which has consistently produced polarization at the global level. Thus the dominated peripheries cannot hope to catch up with the social organization prevailing in the dominant centres and the impossibility of global capitalism becoming stabilized in its peripheries has resulted in the long decline of capitalism, coinciding with successive waves of active involvement by the peoples of the South to shape a new world, potentially embarking on the long journey to socialism. Amin presents this major conflict of the 20th century and identifies the new challenges that the system now faces in the 21st century. His analysis is conducted in terms of historical materialism and should be a useful tool for activists struggling for socialism. Their progress is linked to the emancipation of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples.

Samir Amin is an economist and one of the best-known thinkers of his generation. From 1963 he worked as a Professor at the Universities of Poitiers, Dakar, and Paris; in 1970 he became director of UN-IDEP. Since 1980 and 1997, respectively, Samir Amin has been and still is the director of the 'Forum du Tiers Monde' (Third World Forum) ...
Title:Samir Amin: Pioneer of the Rise of the SouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:161 pagesPublished:September 20, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319011154

ISBN - 13:9783319011158

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Table of Contents

Biographical Notes.- Bibliography.- Theoretical Model of Capital Accumulation and Development in the Contemporary World.- Unity and Change in the Ideology of Political Economy.- Is Social History Marked by Overdetermination or Underdetermination?.- Multipolarity in the 20th Century.- The Center Will Not Hold: The Rise and Decline of Liberalism.- The Countries of the South Must Take Their Own Independent Initiatives.- The Democratic Fraud and the Universalist Alternative.- Land Reforms: Desirable Land Tenure Reforms in Africa and Asia.- Transnational Capitalism.- Africa 50 years of Independence.- Aid.- Emergence and Lumpen Development.- Synthesis.