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Amin, Samir

Works: 1,240 works in 3,416 publications in 8 languages and 39,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Director, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree, Contributor, htt, Thesis advisor, Originator, wpr
Classifications: HB501, 330.122
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Beyond US hegemony? : assessing the prospects for a multipolar world by Samir Amin( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this major new work - the result of a lifetime of intellectual engagement - one of the developing world's most famous thinkers reflects on the times we live in. He argues that US hegemony has reached a dangerous new level under George Bush Jr., and that the US President's hubristic militarism will both lead to a never-ending cycle of wars and block all hopes of social and democratic progress, not just in developing countries, but in the North as well." "Samir Amin also rejects the highly ideological notion that the current form of neoliberal capitalism - 'really existing capitalism' in which imperialism is an integral and permanent part - is an inevitable future for humanity, or in fact socially or politically tolerable. At the same time, he is not opposed to globalization as such; indeed he believes the whole world today is irrevocably connected, and that solidarity in diversity is the key to the struggle for a better world."--Jacket
Capitalism in the age of globalization : the management of contemporary society by Samir Amin( )

54 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking to the longer term, Amin rejects a passive acceptance of the inevitability of globalization in its present polarizing form, or the simple-minded equation of development with expansion of the market. Instead, he argues for each society being allowed to negotiate the terms of its interdependence with the rest of the global economy in order that essential national developments can be pursued in a pluralistic world
The implosion of contemporary capitalism by Samir Amin( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned political economist Samir Amin, engaged in a unique lifelong effort both to narrate and affect the human condition on a global scale, brings his analysis up to the present--the world of 2013. The key events of our times--financial crisis, the emerging nations, globalization, financialization, political Islam, Euro-zone implosion--are related in a coherent, historically based, account. Changes in contemporary capitalism require an updating of definitions and analysis of social classes, class struggles, political parties, social movements and the ideological forms in which they express their modes of action in the transformation of societies. Amin meets this challenge and lays bare the reality of monopoly capitalism in its general, global form. Ultimately, Amin demonstrates that this system is not viable and that the implosion in progress is unavoidable. Whether humanity will rise to the challenge of building a more humane global order free of the contradictions of capital, however, is yet to be seen"--
Three essays on Marx's value theory by Samir Amin( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this slim, insightful volume, noted economist Samir Amin returns to the core of Marxian economic thought: Marx's theory of value. He begins with the same question that Marx, along with the classical economists, once pondered: how can every commodity, including labor power, sell at its value on the market and still produce a profit for owners of capital? While bourgeois economists attempted to answer this question according to the categories of capitalist society itself, Marx sought to peer through the surface phenomena of market transactions and develop his theory by examining the actual social relations they obscured. The debate over Marx's conclusions continues to this day. Amin defends Marx's theory of value against its critics and also tackles some of its trickier aspects. He examines the relationship between Marx's abstract concepts--such as "socially necessary labor time"--And how they are manifested in the capitalist marketplace as prices, wages, rents, and so on. He also explains how variations in price are affected by the development of "monopoly-capitalism," the abandonment of the gold standard, and the deepening of capitalism as a global system. Amin extends Marx's theory and applies it to capitalism's current trajectory in a way that is unencumbered by the weight of orthodoxy and unafraid of its own radical conclusions."--Publisher's website
Reimagining Pan-Africanism : distinguished Mwalimu Nyerere lecture series 2009-2013 by Wole Soyinka( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nineteen 60s and 70s, the University of Dar es salaam was recognised internationally as a great academic institution, and the site of anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist, socialist studies and activism. With the onslaught of neo-liberalism beginning with Structural Adjustment Programmes in Tanzania in the mid 80s, the university was one of its prime targets; subjected to numerous pressures designed to extinguish the flames of revolutionary scholarship and activism. The establishment in 2008 of the Mwalimu Nyerere Chair on Pan, Africanism with Professor Issa Shivji as its first Chairman, and the annual Distinguished Nyerere Lectures Series inaugurating annual intellectual festivals was, in Professor Shivji's introduction to this volume of collected lectures, the resurrection of radical Pan-Africanism at the University of Dar es salaam. The impact of the festivals and the lectures went well beyond the university community, as substantial number of the participants at these lectures and debates were citizen intellectuals, not part of the university community. The calibre of the distinguished lecturers speaks for itself; there could be no better representation of progressive African intellectuals honouring the legacy of Mwalimu Nyerere, than Professors Wole Soyinka, Samir Amin, Bereket Habte Selassie, Micere Githae Mugo and Thandika Mkandawire whose lectures are published in this book
Maldevelopment : anatomy of a global failure by Samir Amin( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reawakening of the Arab world : challenge and change in the aftermath of the Arab spring by Samir Amin( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the complex interplay of nations regarding the Arab Spring and its continuing, turbulent seasons. Amin sees the United States, in an increasingly multi-polar world, as a victim of its own overreach, caught in a web of attempts to contain the challenge of China, while confronting the staying power of nations such as Syria and Iran. The growing need of the Arab people for independent, popular democracy is the cause of their awakening, says Amin. It is this awakening to democracy that the United States fears most, since real self-government by independent nations would necessarily mean the end of U.S. empire, and the economic liberalism that has kept it in place. The way forward for the Arab world, Amin argues, is to take on, not just Western imperialism, but also capitalism itself. --From publisher description
The law of value and historical materialism by Samir Amin( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike such obvious forms of oppression as feudalism or slavery, capitalism has been able to survive through its genius for disguising corporate profit imperatives as opportunities for individual human equality and advancement. But it was the genius of Karl Marx, in his masterwork, Capital, to discover the converse law of surplus value: behind the illusion of the democratic, supply-and-demand marketplace, lies the workplace, where people trying to earn a living are required to work way beyond the time it takes to pay their wages. Leave it to the genius of Samir Amin to advance Marx's theories--adding to them the work of radical economists such as Michal Kalecki, Josef Steindl, Paul Baran, and Paul Sweezy--to show how Marxian theory can be adapted to modern economic conditions. Amin extends Marx's analysis to describe a concept of "imperialist rent" derived from the radically unequal wages paid for the same labor done by people in both the Global North and the Global South, the rich nations and the poor ones. This is global oligopolistic capitalism, in which finance capital has come to dominate worldwide production and distribution. Amin also advances Baran and Sweezy's notion of economic surplus to explain a globally monopolized system in which Marx's "law of value" takes the form of a "law of globalized value," generating a super-exploitation of workers in the Global South. Modern Imperialism, Monopoly Finance Capital, and Marx's Law of Value offers readers, in one volume, the complete collection of Samir Amin's work on Marxian value theory. The book includes texts from two of Amin's recent works, Three Essays on Marx's Value Theory and The Law of Worldwide Value, which have provoked considerable controversy and correspondence. Here, Amin answers his critics with a series of letters, clarifying and developing his ideas. This work will occupy an important place among the theoretical resources for anyone involved in the study of contemporary Marxian economic and political theory.--page 4 of cover
Imperialism and unequal development by Samir Amin( Book )

43 editions published between 1917 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library Collection
Dynamics of global crisis by Samir Amin( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examinations of the world economic, political, and social problems include analyses of the expansion of capitalism, decline of the power of the United States, and the development of socialism
Neo-colonialism in West Africa by Samir Amin( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unequal development : an essay on the social formations of peripheral capitalism by Samir Amin( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accumulation on a world scale : a critique of the theory of underdevelopment by Samir Amin( Book )

33 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samir Amin has undertaken an ambitious task: nothing less than an analysis of the process of capital accumulation on a global level. Drawing on a wide range of empirical material from Africa and the Middle East, Amin attempts to demonstrate, through a critique of writings on "underdevelopment," how accumulation in advanced capitalist countries prevents development, however that may be defined, within the peripheral social formations, usually referred to as "underdeveloped" countries. Samir Amin ranks among those who realize the necessity not merely to comprehend the growing crisis of world capitalism, as it manifests itself within individual nation states, but also at the world level
Europe and the Arab world : patterns and prospects for the new relationship by Samir Amin( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995 the European Union launched a Euro-Mediterranean initiative to develop relations between Europe & the Arab world. This book offers an evaluation of the initiative & explains why so little has been achieved
Eurocentrism : modernity, religion, and democracy : a critique of Eurocentrism and culturalism by Samir Amin( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samir Amin takes on one of the great 'ideological deformations' of our time. He defines and challenges the current historical, political, economic and ideological order - Eurocentrism - and presents a sweeping reinterpretation that emphasises the crucial historical role played by the Arab Islamic world
Global history : a view from the South by Samir Amin( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Responding to the need to make a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, Samir Amin looks in this book at the ancient world system and how it has influenced the development of the modern world. He also analyses the origin and nature of modern globalisation and the challenges it presents in achieving socialism. Amin examines the role played by Central Asia in determining the course of world history as well as the different roads taken by Europe and China. The book looks closely at a theme that has been primordial to his contribution to political and economic thought: the question of unequal development. This is a refreshing and creative work that is necessary reading for anyone wanting to understand the real process of history."--Back cover
Class and nation, historically and in the current crisis by Samir Amin( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eurocentrism by Samir Amin( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabisk-islamisk forfatters analyse af vestlige illusioner om europæisk kultur, dens rødder, og hvad den har at tilbyde andre i fremtiden
The liberal virus : permanent war and the Americanization of the world by Samir Amin( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the ways in which the American model is being imposed on the world, and outlines its economic and political consequences. It shows how both citizenship and class consciousness are diluted in "low-intensity democracy" and argues instead for democratization as an ongoing process--of fundamental importance for human progress--rather than a fixed constitutional formula designed to support the logic of capital accumulation. [publisher web site]
Ending the crisis of capitalism or ending capitalism? by Samir Amin( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his usual verve and sharpness Samir Amin examines the factors that brought about the 2008 financial collapse and explores the systemic crisis of capitalism after two decades of neoliberal globalisation. He lays bare the relationship between dominating oligopolies and the globalisation of the world economy. The current crisis, he argues, is a profound crisis of the capitalist system itself, bringing forward an era in which wars, and perhaps revolutions, will once again shake the world
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Capitalism in the age of globalization : the management of contemporary society
Capitalism in the age of globalization : the management of contemporary societyDynamics of global crisisEurope and the Arab world : patterns and prospects for the new relationshipEurocentrism : modernity, religion, and democracy : a critique of Eurocentrism and culturalismGlobal history : a view from the SouthEurocentrismThe liberal virus : permanent war and the Americanization of the worldEnding the crisis of capitalism or ending capitalism?
Alternative Names

controlled identityRiad, Hassan

Amīn, S. 1931-

Amīn, S. 1931-2018

Amīn, Samīr

Amīn, Samīr 1931-

Amin, Samir 1931-2018

Aming, Samier

Riad, Hassan 1931-2018

Samir Amin

Samīr Amīn 1931-

Samīr Amīn 1931-2018

Samir Amin ägyptischer Ökonom und Kritiker des Neokolonialismus

Samir Amin economist egiptean

Samir Amin economista egipci

Samir Amin economista egipcio

Samir Amin economista exipcio

Samir Amin économiste franco-égyptien

Samir Amin Egipatski ekonomist

Samir Amin Egipsko-francuski ekonomista

Samir Amin Egiptuse majandusteadlane

Samir Amin Egyiptomi közgazdász

Samir Amin Egyptian economist

Samir Amin Egyptian/ French economist/ theorist

Samir Amin Egyptian marxian economist

Samir Amin Egyptische econoom

Samir Amin egyptský ekonom

Samir Amin ekonomist egjiptian

Samir Amin Frans econoom

Samir Amin Mısırlı-Fransız Marksist eleştirmen ve ekonomist

Samir Amin skrivagner gallek

Samir Emin

Σαμίρ Αμίν

Σαμίρ Αμίν Αιγύπτιος οικονομολόγος

Самир Амин

Самир Амин Египетски икономист

Самир Амин египетский политолог и экономист

Самір Амін

Սամիր Ամին ֆրանսիացի գրող

البطل, جورج

امين, سمير

أمين، سمير، 1931-

أمين سمير 1931-2018

سمير أمين

سمير أمين، 1931-

سمير, أمين 1931-2018

سمير أمين عالم اقتصاد ومفكر مصري

سمیر امین


സമീർ അമിൻ

ამინ სამირი

아민, 사미르 1931-2018

アミーン, サミール


阿明, 萨米尔

薩米爾·阿明 埃及經濟學家

English (447)

French (58)

Arabic (22)

German (7)

Japanese (6)

Spanish (5)

Korean (2)

Turkish (1)