Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, the Second Edition of this successful book:
Situates students in the expanding field of development theory; Provides an unrivalled guide to the strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical approaches; Explains key concepts; Examines the shifts in theory; Offers an agenda for the future
In this book, the author brings a huge range of experience and knowledge about the relationship between the economically advanced and the emerging, developing nations.
Chapter 4: Delinking or Globalization?
Delinking or Globalization?
To those who are familiar with his earlier work, Samir Amin's new books are not really new; they mostly provide elaborations and further arguments in support of his theses rather than breaking new ground. But they do offer an opportunity to reconsider the arguments of an outspoken dependency thinker and a way to measure what has changed since the time that Samir Amin, with Andre Gunder Frank, Giovanni Arrighi and Immanuel Wallerstein, represented some of the most exciting work in global political economy. Revisiting these positions is an opportunity to gauge how this familiar family of perspectives of development Marxism is withstanding the time test of plausibility.
The focus of this chapter is Amin's argument of delinking – a keynote of ...