Anatomy of a Global Failure


In this updated edition of his 1990 book Samir Amin explains with great clarity 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, despite the West riding on the crest of new technologies, its materialist goals being increasingly questioned by new social movements including the Greens.

In this context, Amin examines the failure of development from a political stand-point. He addresses problems specific to the Third World, with particular emphasis on the crisis of the African continent. The capitalist state in the peripheries is unable to provide a basis for further development; it can only exacerbate inequalities. This means, says Amin, that the world needs to be remade on the basis of an alternative social system that is national, popular and based on South-South cooperation and that delinks the South from the North. This could lead to a genuinely polycentric world that provides Asia, Africa and Latin America with real scope for development.

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Title Maldevelopment
Subtitle Anatomy of a Global Failure
Author Samir Amin
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading POL055000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Australian & Oceanian
BIC Subject Heading KCM Development economics
Audience 01 General / trade
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 01 September 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: KCM
Includes Index; Bibliography
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 350 p. Index . Bibliography .
ISBN-10 1906387-79-6
ISBN-13 978-1906387-79-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387792
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387822
Publication Date 01 September 2011
Main content page count 350
Dimensions 129 x 198 cm
Weight 513 gr
List Price £16.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages Index . Bibliography .
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 1-906387-82-6
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-82-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387822
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387792
Publication Date 01 September 2011
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages Index . Bibliography .
Reference no. BUNPDF9781906387792
Weight 513 gr
List Price £30.90

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