Dynamics of Global Crisis


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2010

Language: English

248 pages

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Writing in 1982, four of the foremost theoreticians of the world economy set out their understanding of the long-term dynamics of global capitalism. Dismissing the still-existing Soviet Union as a "paper tiger", they focused instead on the contradictions of the capitalist world-economy and produced work that canvassed the key forces that have dominated the end of the twentieth and start of the twenty-first centuries.

Andre Gunder Frank

Andre Gunder Frank (1929-2005) was a German-American economist and historian. He held many teaching appointments in various universities across the world and authored over 40 books in his lifetime.

Giovanni Arrighi

Giovanni Arrighi (1937-2009) was an Italian economist and sociologist. Some of his seminal works include The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times (1994), Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System (1999), and Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century (2007)

Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein (b. 1930) is an American sociologist best known for his 'world-systems' approach to understanding world history which suggests that the world is a system that benefits come countries (the core) by exploiting others (the periphery).

Samir Amin

Samir Amin was born in Cairo, the son of an Egyptian father and a French mother (both medical doctors). He spent his childhood and youth in Port Said; there he attended a French High School, leaving in 1947 with a Baccalauréat. From 1947 to 1957 he studied in Paris, gaining a diploma in political science (1952) before graduating in statistics (1956) and economics (1957). In his autobiography Itinéraire Intellectuel (1990) he wrote that in order to spend a substantial amount of time in "militant action" he could devote only a minimum of time to preparing for his university exams.