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General Editor: Samir Amin

THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY/THIRD WORLD FORUM
STUDIES IN AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY

The United Nations University's (UNU) Project on the Third World and World Development aims to study contemporary global developments from the perspective of the South: ongoing trends and structural changes in the world-system are analysed in terms of their consequences for the different regions of the third world and their implications for development strategies and policy options that the developing countries can pursue, singly and collectively through South-South co-operation. Through an interdisciplinary and global comparative framework, the Project integrates the UNU's previous research work on the regional perspectives of Africa, Asia, and Latin America - research which has been undertaken over the last decade and has involved, worldwide, hundreds of researchers organized into regional networks. (The Studies in African Political Economy series grew out of the work of the African regional network as part of an earlier UNU project, Transnationalization or Nation-Building in Africa.) The comparative research into the different regions' experiences of the 1980s provides a basis for comprehending their expectations for the 1990s and for formulating development strategies that would be fully cognizant of the changes that hew occurred at all levels of the global system. Those changes have been analyzed in this Project through five main themes: the process of transnationalization, the crisis of states, the emergence of social movements, the cultural dimension of contemporary developments, and conflicts and the possibilities of co-operation in the third world.

TITLES IN THIS SERIES
M.L. Gakou
The Crisis in African Agriculture
1987

Peter Anyang' Nyong'o (editor)
Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa
1987

Samir Amin, Derrick Chitala, Ibbo Mandaza (editor)
SADCC: Prospects for Disengagement and Development in Southern Africa
1987

Faysal Yachir
The World Steel Industry Today
1988

Faysal Yachir
Mining in Africa Today: Strategies and Prospects
1988

Faysal Yachir
The Mediterranean: Between Autonomy and Dependency
1989

Azzam Mahjoub (editor)
Adjustment or Delinking? The African Experience
1990

Hamid Ait Amara, Bernard Founou-Tchuigoua (editor)
African Agriculture: The Critical Choices
1990

Samir Amin
Maldevelopment: Anatomy of A Global Failure
1990

Fawzy Manour
The Arab World Nation. State and Democracy
1990

THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY/THIRD WORLD FORUM
STUDIES IN AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY

United Nations University Press
Tokyo
Zed Books Ltd.
London and New Jersey

Maldevelopment Anatomy of a Global Failure was first published in 1990 by:
Zed Books Ltd., 57 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU, UK, and 171 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716, USA and:
United Nations University Press, The United Nations University, Toho Seimei Building, IS-I Shibuya 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan in co-operation with The Third World Forum, B.P. 3501, Dakar, Senegal.

Copyright © The United Nations University, 1990.

Translation by Michael Wolfers
Cover designed by Andrew Corbett.
Typeset by EMS Photosetters, Rochford, Essex.
Printed and bound in the United Kingdom by Biddles Ltd. Guildford and King's Lynn.
All rights reserved.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication data
Amin, Samir 1931
Maldevelopment: anatomy of a global failure. - (The United Nations University/Third World Forum Studies in African Political Economy).

1. Economic development. Sociopolitical Aspects
1. Title II. Series
330 9

ISBN 0-86232-930-2
ISBN 0-86232-931-0 pbk

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Amin, Samir.
Maldevelopment: anatomy of a global failure/Samir Amin; translated from the French by Michael Wolfers.

p. cm.
ISBN 0-86232-930-2. - ISBN 0-86232-931-0 (pbk.)

1. Developing countries - Economic policy.
2. Africa - Economic conditions - 1960 -
3. Economic history - 1971 - 1. Title.
HC59.7.A7777 1990
338.9'009172'4 dc20

89-70607
CIP