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Maldevelopment: Anatomy of a Global Failure. Front Cover · Samir Amin. United Nations University Press, – Business & Economics – pages. Hamid Ait Amara, Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua (editor) African Agriculture: The Critical Choices Samir Amin Maldevelopment: Anatomy of A Global Failure. Samir Amin. Maldevelopment: Anatomy of a Global Failure. London: Zed Books. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, pp. Index.

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It, therefore, presupposes the society’s capacity to define an alternative range of criteria of rationality of internal economic options, in short a ‘law of value of national application’. In common with other dependency theorists, he argues that the global economy systematically favours the continued enrichment of rich countries at the expense of poor countries.

In works such as Accumulation on amih World Scale and MaldevelopmentMaldevelopkent argues against neo-classical economics from a class perspective. The global market is, according to Amin, distorted, because equally productive workers are paid at different rates in different countries.


Maldevelopment – Anatomy of a global failure

Alternative development for Africa and the third world. It is out of fashion mainly because this stratum has obtained power in most of the South, to such a degree as to make alternatives invisible.

Amy marked it as to-read Mar 20, InterAfrican maldevwlopment SouthSouth Cooperation. He also considers Green thought to be a variety of fundamentalism, mainly based on a superficial reading of certain theorists.

Maldevelopment: Anatomy of a Global Failure

Alternative Development for Africa and the Third World. Open Preview See a Problem? Unlike the centre, the periphery is primarily focused outside itself.

This is as true in the present phase as in smin history. This is unequal exchange: Overall, however, the mechanism of unequal exchange remains intact. Political and Social Conditions for Alternative Development.

It is also incomplete. Maldevelopment – Anatomy of a global failure.

Eurocentrism is thus more of an ideal than a real possibility. Africa’s vulnerability and external smair. Rami marked it as to-read Feb 20, Hence, rich and poor nations are analytically inseparable; they cannot simply be juxtaposed.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Page – At the end of the Second World War Lists with This Book. The structure is self-reinforcing.


Maldevelopment is a global concept that includes human and social development. The world-system functions through a division of labour among countries.

Maldevelopjent addition, whereas wages in rich countries keep up with development, those in poor countries do not. Ahmed marked it as to-read Jan 07, Economic history – – 1.

This could lead to a genuinely polycentric world that provides Asia, Africa and Latin America with real scope for development.

It was introduced as a human and social development term in France in the s by Samir Amin to challenge the concept of ” underdevelopment. See also [ edit ] Sustainable development portal.

For instance, childcare might be supported in rural subsistence economies, allowing workers to be paid lower wages. No eBook available Amazon.