Onward To Liberation!—Samir Amin and the Study of World Historical Capitalism
Keywords:World-Systems Theory, World Historical Political Economy, Decolonizing the Social Sciences
This article presents theoretical and methodological insights of world-systems analysis via the works of Samir Amin and his major interlocuteurs. It is argued that Samir Amin was central to sparking the study of world historical analysis, and offered unique contributions to the discussions that emerged. It is demonstrated that this is due to Samir Amin’s ability to balance structure, specificity, and historical contingency, as well as his enduring commitment to human liberation.
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