SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice

Samir Amin

Pioneer of the Rise of the South

Authors: Amin, Samir

  • Samir Amin: Pioneer of the Rise of the South
  • First anthology of Samir Amin’s major writings
  • The leading intellectual on theory of underdevelopment in the Third World
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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.

About the authors

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) in Dakar, Senegal, and the World Forum for Alternatives.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Biographical Notes

    Amin, Samir

    Pages 3-13

  • Bibliography only of Main Books

    Amin, Samir

    Pages 15-19

  • Theoretical Model of Capital Accumulation and Development in the Contemporary World

    Amin, Samir

    Pages 23-29

  • Unity and Change in the Ideology of Political Economy

    Amin, Samir

    Pages 31-41

  • Is Social History Marked by Overdetermination or Underdetermination?

    Amin, Samir

    Pages 43-47

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01116-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01115-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Samir Amin
Book Subtitle
Pioneer of the Rise of the South
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01116-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01116-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01115-8
Series ISSN
2194-3125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 161
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 illustrations in colour
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