The Implosion of Capitalism

The Implosion of Capitalism

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In The Implosion of Capitalism world-renowned political economist Samir Amin connects the key events of our times - financial crisis, Eurozone implosion, the emerging BRIC nations and the rise of political Islam - identifying them as symptoms of a profound systemic crisis.

In light of these major crises and tensions, Amin updates and modifies the classical definitions of social classes, political parties, social movements and ideology. In doing so he exposes the reality of monopoly capitalism in its contemporary global form.

In a bravura conclusion, Amin argues that the current capitalist system is not viable and that implosion is unavoidable. The Implosion of Capitalism makes clear the stark choices facing humanity - and the urgent need for a more humane global order.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 9.91mm | 190.06g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745334520
  • 9780745334523
  • 999,973

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Table of contents

Foreword

1. Capitalism in the Age of Generalised Monopolies

2. The South, Emerging Countries and Lumpen-Development

3. China, the Emerging Country

4. Implosion of the European system

5. The socialist alternative, challenge for the radical left

Conclusion
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'This is a stimulating book offering a wide-ranging and timely analysis and critique of the current form of capitalism, as well as posing challenges for the radical Left about steps towards a socialist future' -- Christel Lane, LSE Review of Books 'This world-class economist is a serious Nobel Prize contender' -- Economic Development and Social Change 'Amin is both a real-world social scientist and a revolutionary socialist' -- Review of Radical Political Economy 'Amin's global intellectual reach enables him to deal with a wide variety of issues with magnificent ease and simplicity' -- International Journal of middle East Studies 'One of the world's greatest radical thinkers' -- Red Pepper
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About Samir Amin

Samir Amin was director of the Third World Forum, based in Senegal, and Chair of the World Forum for Alternatives. His numerous books include The Implosion of Capitalism (Pluto, 2013) Accumulation on a World Scale (Monthly Review Press, 2008) and The Liberal Virus (Pluto, 2004).
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