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Samir Amin and Beyond: Radical Political Economy, Dependence and Delinking Today (Special Issue)

Along with Maria Dyveke Styve and Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, I edited a special issue in Review of African Political Economy on Samir Amin’s work and its relevance for contemporary problems.

You can read our introductory editorial here: Samir Amin and beyond: the enduring relevance of Amin’s approach to political economy. We also wrote a blog post about the issue that you can find here.

Here are the articles:

Interpreting contemporary imperialism: lessons from Samir Amin, by Jayati Ghosh

Dependency in a financialised global economy, by Fathimath Musthaq

Fighting monetary colonialism in francophone Africa: Samir Amin’s contribution, by Ndongo Samba Sylla

Revisiting Marxism and decolonisation through the legacy of Samir Amin, by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

The gender of dependency theory: women as workers, from neocolonialism in West Africa to the implosion of contemporary capitalism, by Catherine Scott

The hidden legacy of Samir Amin: delinking’s ecological foundation, by Max Ajl

East Asia has delinked – can Ethiopia delink too? by Francisco Pérez

Samir Amin in Beijing: delving into China’s delinking policy, by Francesco Macheda & Roberto Nadalini

Samir Amin and Eastern Europe, by Annamária Artner

Many of their contributors wrote blog posts about their motivations and how Samir Amin inspired them personally and professionally. They can be found here.

Download the full issue [open access until March 31st, 2021].

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