Samir Amin, Egyptian


Titles:

The People's Spring
The Future of the Arab Revolution
Samir Amin
The 2011 Arab uprisings offer a glimpse of a better future but a huge challenge. To take control, Arab peoples need to ally with struggles for secular democracy and face the militarism and erosion of democracy that capitalism's decline promises.


Maldevelopment
Anatomy of a Global Failure
Samir Amin
Samir Amin explains the complex changes of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including the transformations in Eastern Europe and in the world economy, the growth of capitalism in China and the West's materialist goals being increasingly questioned.


Global History
A View from the South
Samir Amin
This short book includes studies of capitalism in the ancient world system, central Asia's place in it, the challenge of globalisation, Europe and China's two roads to development, and Russia in the global system.


Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism?
Samir Amin
Amin explores the systemic crisis of capitalism after two decades of neoliberal globalisation and examines the domination of the South through the North's intensifying military intervention. He proposes North-South collaboration for a more humane society.


Eurocentrism
Modernity, Religion and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism
Samir Amin
'Eurocentrism' is a classic of radical thought by one of the world's foremost political economists. His new introduction and concluding chapter make this provocative essay about one of the great 'ideological deformations' of our time even more compelling.



Contributions
African Awakening
The Emerging Revolutions
The tumultuous uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya have seized the attention of media but what about the rest of Africa? With incisive contributions from across the continent, "African Awakening" presents the 2011 uprisings in their African context.


En finir avec la dépendance à l'aide
Yash Tandon
Ending Aid Dependence
Developing countries reliant on aid want to escape this dependence, and yet they appear unable to do so. This book shows how they may liberate themselves from the aid that pretends to be developmental but is not.


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Samir Amin, Egyptian


Samir Amin is an economist currently based in Dakar, Senegal, where he is the director of Forum du Tiers Monde (Third World Forum). Amin is also the chair of the World Forum for Alternatives. He is one of the best-known thinkers of his generation, both in development theory as well as in the relativistic–cultural critique of the social sciences. He is widely published, with titles including Spectres of Capitalism: A Critique of Current Intellectual Fashions, Beyond US Hegemony: Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World, The Liberal Virus, Obsolescent Capitalism (Zed Books 2003), Beyond US Hegemony? (Zed Books 2006), A Life Looking Forward: Memoirs of an Independent Marxist (Zed Books 2006) and Capitalism in the Age of Globalization: The Management of Contemporary Society (Zed Books 2006).