Samir Amin


Forum du Tiers Monde (Third World Forum, FTM)

5 Street Calmette LP 3501
Phone: (221) 21.11.44

Samir Amin is an Egyptian political author, born in 1931. He currently lives in Dakar, Senegal. Amin was trained in Paris, and is one of the best-known Neo-Marxian thinkers, both in development theory as well as in the relativistic-cultural critique of social sciences. He is the director of the Forum du Tiers Monde (Third World Forum), based in Dakar. He is a promoter of the conscious self-reliance of developing countries, particular for the Arab world.

His numerous books include Eurocentrism (1988), L'empire du chaos (Empire of Chaos, 1991) and Au-del? du capitalisme (Spectres of Capitalism, 1998).

Focus: Development, Economy, Environment, Finance, Globalization, Governance, Poverty, Trade, Ghana, Global, Africa


Selected Publications:

"World Poverty, Pauperization & Capital Accumulation." Monthly Review, October 2003. 

2001, "U.S. Hegemony and the Response to Terror." Monthly Review, November 2001. 

"Imperialism and Globalization." Monthly Review, June 2001.

"The Political Economy of the Twentieth Century." Monthly Review, June 2000.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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