ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Samir Amin (1931–2018)

On the Global Economic and Political Order and Its Insecurities

Samir Amin was an activist–scholar whose work stands the test of time. Hopefully, Amin lives on in the activist scholarship, and the internationalism and local commitment of new generations.

This tribute to Samir Amin’s greatness as a political economist is a digest of the outstanding lecture he gave in Wolfson College, Oxford in 1999 at a time when he was directing the African Office of the Third World Forum, in Dakar, Senegal. The lecture was published in 2002,1 just as our conceptions of globalisation and its insecurities were being immensely deepened by 9/11 and the announcement of the war on terror.

Samir Amin asks what lies behind the sacred mantras of market and globalisation on the one hand, and of democracy and its universalising politics on the other?

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Updated On : 31st Aug, 2018
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