L3
Dependency, eurocentrism and delinking in a financialized global economy - interrogating Samir Amin's legacy and relevance today [paper]

Convenors:
Maria Dyveke Styve (University of Bergen)
Ushehwedu Kufakurinani (University of Zimbabwe)
Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven (University of York)
Location:
Jim Burrows, Meeting Room 113
Start time:
20 June, 2019 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel will interrogate the legacies of Samir Amin's work, to examine the relevance of his ideas about dependency, eurocentrism and delinking in today's financialised global economy. The panel will be part of a book project on the legacies of Samir Amin's work.

Long abstract:

This panel interrogates forms of subordination and dependency in the global economy, taking the work of the late Samir Amin as an intellectual starting point. How have structural conditions changed within the global economy, for instance with increasing financialisation and the rise of China? Can Amin's contribution to dependency theory and his notion of delinking be fruitfully rethought within the context of financialisation? What are alternative and new forms of dependency theory that have emerged since its initial inception? Do(es) dependency theory(ies) still have any relevance for understanding the global economy? This panel invites papers that engage with the intellectual openings provided by Samir Amin's work, including dependency theory, Eurocentrism, and the relationship between theory and political practice. Panellists will also be invited to submit their papers for consideration in a book project on the legacies of Samir Amin's work.