Center, Periphery, and the Crisis of the System

  • Paul M. Sweezy
Part of the Sociology of “Developing Societies” book series (SDS)


It is a commonplace these days that capitalism is in crisis: one hears it from friends as well as foes of the system. I believe that this is a defensible thesis, provided the meaning of the term “crisis” is appropriately clarified.


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    Samir Amin, “The New International Economic Order,” Monthly Review (July–August 1979): 16.Google Scholar

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