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Amin, Samir

Works: 1,213 works in 3,209 publications in 8 languages and 35,508 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Director, Interviewee, Honoree, Contributor, Originator, Creator, wpr
Classifications: HB501, 330.122
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Beyond US hegemony? : assessing the prospects for a multipolar world by Samir Amin( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,510 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( )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,315 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
Maldevelopment : anatomy of a global failure by Samir Amin( )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The implosion of contemporary capitalism by Samir Amin( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 989 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( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 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
Imperialism and unequal development by Samir Amin( Book )

45 editions published between 1917 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagining Pan-Africanism : distinguished Mwalimu Nyerere lecture series 2009-2013 by Wole Soyinka( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 761 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
The law of value and historical materialism by Samir Amin( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 674 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
Dynamics of global crisis by Samir Amin( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 671 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
Unequal development : an essay on the social formations of peripheral capitalism by Samir Amin( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-colonialism in West Africa by Samir Amin( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global history : a view from the South by Samir Amin( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 580 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
Ending the crisis of capitalism or ending capitalism? by Samir Amin( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 563 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
Class and nation, historically and in the current crisis by Samir Amin( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eurocentrism by Samir Amin( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 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
Delinking : towards a polycentric world by Samir Amin( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe and the Arab world : patterns and prospects for the new relationship by Samir Amin( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 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
The Maghreb in the modern world: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco by Samir Amin( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eurocentrism : modernity, religion, and democracy : a critique of Eurocentrism and culturalism by Samir Amin( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great ""ideological deformations"" of our time: Eurocentrism. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a progression from the Greek and Roman classical world to Christian feudalism and the European capitalist system, Amin presents a sweeping reinterpretation that emphasizes the crucial historical role played by the Arab Islami
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Dynamics of global crisis
Capitalism in the age of globalization : the management of contemporary societyDynamics of global crisisGlobal history : a view from the SouthEnding the crisis of capitalism or ending capitalism?EurocentrismDelinking : towards a polycentric worldEurope and the Arab world : patterns and prospects for the new relationshipEurocentrism : modernity, religion, and democracy : a critique of Eurocentrism and culturalism
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

Samir Amin Egyptian marxian economist

Samir Amin Egyptische econoom

Samir Amin egyptský ekonom

Samir Amin ekonomist egjiptian

Samir Amin Frans econoom

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

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 (406)

French (70)

Arabic (20)

Spanish (11)

Japanese (7)

German (6)

Korean (2)

Turkish (1)