Obituary: Samir Amin (03.09.1931-12.08.2018)

Robert Kappel highlights Samir Amin's contribution to the field of Dependency Theory

Samir Amin, born in Cairo on 3.9.1931, passed away on 12.8.2018. A left-wing economist, he challenged neocolonialism and the negative effects of globalisation.  Amin was a member of the French Communist Party, but later distanced himself from the Soviet model and for a time embraced Maoist ideals.

Prof. em. Robert Kappel (GIGA, Hamburg) pays tribute to the Dependency Theorist