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Amin, Samir


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631207535.1997.x


(1931–) Egyptian economic historian. Amin is a leading theorist on the economic predicament of Third World countries. A major contributor to United Nations economic dialog, he rejects explanations and development stratagems of the capitalist West. Arguing that capitalist or socialist models neither recognize the realities of the underdeveloped world nor offer solutions, Amin proposes alternative, “polycentric” development strategies under regional direction. Amin has published detailed analyses of economic prospects for West Africa and the Arab World. 1990 : Maldevelopment: Anatomy of a Global Failure . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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