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.
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).
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