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close this bookMaldevelopment - Anatomy of a Global Failure (United Nations University)
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View the documentImpossibility of the bourgeois national state in the peripheries of the world system1
View the documentInequality in the worldwide expansion of capitalism; the state's central role
View the documentThe worldwide spread of value3
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1. See Samir Amin's preface to Anyang' Nyong'o, Peter (ed.), Popular Struggles for Democracy in Africa, London, Zed Books. 1987, and cf, notes I and 3 to Chapter 5 above.

2. See Szentes, Tamas, Theories of World Capitalist Economy, Budapest. 1985, and cf. Amin, Samir, 'Etat et dloppement', Socialism in the World, No. 58, 1987.

3. On worldwide value, see Amin, Samir, The Law of Value and Historical Materialism, New York. Monthly Review Press, 1978: and cf. Amin, Samir Delinking, London, Zed Books, 1989.

4. See Amin, Samir. 'Democracy and National strategy in the Periphery'; 'Etat et dloppement'; contribution to Dynamics of Global Crisis; 'Les perspectives du socialisme', Socialism in the World, No. 54, 1986.

5. See articles by Fawzy Mansour and Samir Amin (in Arabic) in the Egyptian journal Qadaya Fikriyya, 1987.