A note on the concept of delinking

In this article, Amin summarises his famous theory of "delinking", he opposes the two strategies of the underdeveloped countries: the following, catching up type of development linked with the capitalist world market and the "delinking" one, the "populist-national" strategy linked more organically with their own cultural traditions which is egalitarian in distribution. He differentiates between this latter one and socialism but states that the model "delinking" from the world economy may lead more to that than other model serving the centres of capitalism.

Samir Amin: A note on the concept of delinking. Review, 1987. 3. pp. 435-444.