Capitalism in the Age of Globalization
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A key work on the nature of contemporary capitalism by one of the most influential living writers on the Left.
The analyses of Samir Amin, based on wide-ranging historical knowledge combined with intelligent use of theory, give us the solid anchors we need to understand current realities. They are often provocative and always prudent, which is why they are mandatory reading.' - Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University 'Samir Amin's writings are informed by depth of political economy and breadth of history. Grounded in the analytical tools of historical materialism and guided by the political perspective of the working people, he is unwavering in his commitment to a better and more humane social order. In Capitalism in the Age of Globalization, Amin shows that there is indeed an alternative to the plunder and pillage of the last five centuries of capitalism and war mongering imperialism. A must read for anyone who is interested in a better world.' - Issa Shivji, University of Dar es Salaam 'This world-class economist is a serious Nobel Prize contender' - Economic Development and Social Change 'Amin's global intellectual reach enables him to deal with a wide variety of issues with magnificent ease and simplicity' - International Journal of Middle East Studies 'An easily accessible sampling of this pioneering analyst's reflections about the dynamics of late twentieth century capitalism and its implication for poor countries and poor people' - Solon Barraclough, senior consultant, UNRISD
Samir Amin is a renowned radical economist, the director of the Forum du Tiers Monde (Third World Forum) in Dakar, Senegal, and chair of the World Forum for Alternatives.
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