On Samir Amin’s Call for a Fifth International


  • Valentine M. Moghadam Northeastern University, United States




Samir Amin, Fifth International, World Social Forum, Right-wing Populism


In his prodigious output, from works on capitalist development to analyses of Islamist movements to involvement in the World Social Forum, Samir Amin’s was a consistent voice for struggle against capitalism’s domination of the world and its peoples.  In this brief essay I address his call for a shift from movement to organization, indeed, toward a kind of Fifth International (Amin 2018a) and explain why I endorse it.


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How to Cite

Moghadam, V. M. (2019). On Samir Amin’s Call for a Fifth International. Journal of World-Systems Research, 25(2), 270–279. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2019.953



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