Samir Amin has a reputation as one of the world’s foremost radical thinkers. Among .. that offsets the American deficit, the Achilles heel of US hegemony. The. Samir Amin rejects the notion that the current form of neoliberal capitalism is an inevitable future for humanity. He analyzes tendencies within. Annotation Samir Amin rejects the notion that the current form of neoliberal capitalism is an inevitable future for humanity. He analyzes tendencies within the US.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Since Samir Amin was at one time a Maoist himself, one wonders if this attempt to close the chapter might reflect his own anxiousness to put his own past behind him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A critical balance-sheet of the ‘Bandung era’ The roots of Africa’s exclusion Is South Africa the weak link in the system?

Salvador Allende marked it as to-read Mar 07, Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World.

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The way is thus opened to a recognition of positive social rights, which the American liberal model ignores in uss on the grounds that they require active intervention by the legislative and executive, as opposed to mere political and civil liberties that require the state only to refrain from impeding their use. He explores whether other hegemonic blocs may emerge to circumscribe Amjn power, and force free market capitalism to adjust to demands other than its narrow central economic logic.

Email required Address never made public. The origins of China’s rise: Acting together, emphasizing their strategic interdependence, they clearly can. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ryan marked it as to-read Sep 27, In its time, the third Leninist then Maoist International formed global alliances which—in theory and to some extent in practice—responded to an analogous challenge formulated within the conditions and limitations of the time.


This analogy helps, first, to draw attention to the hierarchies among these powers in the ruling structure and, second, highlights the fact that the monarch cannot act unilaterally, depending constantly on the aristocrats, among other things, to finance its wars and pay its debts.

Samir Amin rejects the notion that the current form of neoliberal capitalism is an inevitable future for humanity. In this major new work – the result of a lifetime of intellectual engagement – one of the developing world’s most famous thinkers reflects on the times we live in.

If we extend the concept of racism, however, to include the persecution of religious and ethnic groups that are considered less than human, the Europeans have even less to be proud of.

Beyond US Hegemony: Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World, Amin

He analyzes tendencies within the US, Europe and Japan, the rising powers of China and India, the likely future trajectory of post-Soviet Russia, and the developing world. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Since the French Revolution, the political cultures of France and continental Europethough existing within a perfectly capitalist framework, have been considerably different from the one we have just described.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shay Gabriel marked it as to-read Nov 18, Stepping back some distance from both Amin and Hardt-Negri, one can gain some perspective and evaluate their respective recommendations in some ways as a recasting of Cold War polarities. David rated it really liked it Dec 09, Mtt rated it liked it Nov 07, At hegemont during the Cold War, one might embrace the Soviet side as standing for a more advanced social system.

Kibo marked it as to-read Jan 03, Open Preview See a Problem? The internal dynamic of Empire is analogous to a collaboration between a monarch and a group of aristocrats. Assessing the Prospects for a Multiplural World.


Success and limitations of the populist national project The liberal and beyonr drift The long and difficult march of alter globalization 5. Notify me of new posts via email. The project of the American ruling class: This important and thought-provoking book identifies the key global campaigns Samir feels progressives should launch around the world.

Beyond US Hegemony: Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World

Nevertheless, I found the essay, even where I disagreed with it, to be sober and not as inclined to jettison the amiin of history as you suggest. Russia out of the tunnel? As he puts it: An uncertain future 3.

Account Options Sign in. Sara Salem marked it as to-read Apr 16, Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. But today, the substitute players have very little to offer other than the fact that they are not the Asmir States.

This ain approach opens up the possibility — if social struggles make it necessary — of making a start on participatory democracy. Jay Cowsill marked it as to-read Aug 24, No trivia or quizzes yet. It is not a question of producing a remake of this chapter of history, which is definitively closed.

The other formative elements of American political culture — slavery and its racist legacy, the Indian genocide and the contempt for other peoples that it expressed — are equally specific and have no parallel in Europe.

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