Capitalism, Imperialism, Globalization

  • Samir Amin
Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 70)


The dominant discourses have imposed for the last twenty years the use of the term globalization1 to designate in general terms the phenomenon of world scale inter-dependencies of contemporary societies. The term is never related to the expansionist logic of capitalism or to the imperialist dimensions of its deployment. This absence of precision lets us understand that we are confronted with an inevitable condition, independent from the nature of social systems: globalization will impose itself equally on all countries, no matter what their fundamental choice — capitalism or socialism — and it will thus act like a natural law produced by the shrinking of the global space.


North American Free Trade Agreement European Economic Community Dominant Discourse Asiatic Option Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation 
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