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  Andre “Gunder” Frank
Gunder —nicknamed after a famous long-distance runner- the man, shall be remembered for his courageous personal and professional stance in anti-imperialist struggles.
Andreas Frank was born on 24 February 1929 in Berlin to German-Jewish parents who in 1933 were forced to flee to Switzerland with Hitler's rise to power.
Frank's academic accomplishments defy compression into a few words, but it would be fair to say that “ Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America ” (1969) and “ ReOrient ” (1998) are the distillation of a lifetime devoted to hard and lucid thinking.
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  Andre Gunder Frank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andre Gunder Frank (Berlin, February 24, 1929 – Luxembourg, April 23, 2005) was a German economic historian and sociologist who was one of the founders of the Dependency theory in the 1960s.
Frank was born in Germany, but his family fled the country when Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor.
Frank was educated at Swarthmore College as an undergraduate and at the University of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1957 after writing a dissertation on Soviet agriculture entitled Growth and Productivity in Ukrainian Agriculture from 1928 to 1955.
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 World History Connected | Vol. 2 No. 2 | Jeffrey Sommers: The Contradictions of a Contrarian: Andre Gunder Frank
Gunder was hardly innumerate, but rightly held, in the language of Myrdal, that there was a "political element in the development of economic theory" that was far more explanatory than the logic of late-19th-century mathematics in revealing the workings of economy and society.
Gunder treated women with a combination of respect that was composed of one part 19th-century respectful gentlemen (at least the positive depiction of it) mixed with the deep respect of a feminist who understood the struggle of women.
Gunder's charms and her depth of feeling for him were such that they were a gift to each other, but he also became her struggle, one she bravely and loyally conducted to his end.
worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu /2.2/sommers.html   (2729 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Obituaries | Andre Gunder Frank
Andre Gunder Frank, who has died aged 76 of cancer, was one of the most prolific and controversial development economists and sociologists of the postwar era.
Born in Berlin, Frank was the son of a pacifist novelist father, who sent him to a Swiss boarding school at the age of four to escape Nazi Germany.
Frank became a Keynesian while studying at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, for his economics degree, which he gained in 1950, but by the end of his PhD (1957) at the University of Chicago, he had rebelled against his monetarist tutor Milton Friedman, and indeed against all development thinking of US origin.
www.guardian.co.uk /obituaries/story/0,,1475707,00.html   (829 words)

  
 Andre Gunder Frank, William R. Thompson | Afro-Eurasian Bronze Age Economic Expansion and Contraction Revisited* | ...
Frank's conclusion was that the evidence did appear to support the chronological scheme put forward and, therefore, it also supported the claim that a single world system had existed at this early date.
Frank's (1993) A and B phases in the third millennium began with 3000–2800 as expansionary while 2700–2600/2500 were categorized as contracting.
Frank's answer was that it was the generalized contraction in the Levant that forced the Phoenicians to move west.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/jwh/16.2/frank.html   (12871 words)

  
 Andre Gunder Frank
Andre Gunder Frank was born in Berlin on February 24, 1929.
Andre Gunder Frank was educated at the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1957 with a dissertation on Soviet Agriculture.
Andre Gunder Frank has written widely on the economic, social and political history and contemporary development of the world system, the industrially developed countries, and especially of the Third World and Latin America.
www.economyprofessor.com /theorists/andregunderfrank.php   (1008 words)

  
 Amazon.com: ReORIENT : Global Economy in the Asian Age: Books: Andre Gunder Frank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Frank's use of what appears to be a rather nebulous literature on cycles is unclear and he resorts at times to the poorly defined idea of Kondratieff waves as an explanatory force.
Andre Gunder Frank lays down two central arguments in ReOrient which complement one another: 1) the "rise of the West" did not happen due to any internal factors but was predicated on American silver and Asian market; 2) Asia in general and China in particular was the center of global economy until the 19th century.
Frank also notes that throughout the 18th century the balance of trade between Britain and China was constantly in China's favor and the British could reverse this situation only through forced opium trade in the 19th century.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0520214749?v=glance   (4018 words)

  
 ZNet |Vision & Strategy | The Contradictions of a Contrarian: Andre Gunder Frank
Gunder was hardly innumerate, but rightly held, in the language of Myrdal, that there was a "political element in the development of economic theory" that was far more explanatory than the logic of late 19th mathematics in revealing the workings of economy and society.
Gunder treated women with a combination of respect that was comprised of one-part 19th century respectful gentlemen (at least the positive depiction of it) mixed with the deep respect of a feminist who understood the struggle of women.
Gunder's charms and her depth of feeling for him were such that they were a gift to each other, but also he became her struggle, one she bravely and loyally concluded to his end.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=41&ItemID=7729   (2590 words)

  
 Andre Gunder Frank .- Books, papers, articles, debates on dependency, world system, development, underdevelopment, ...
Andre Gunder Frank murió esta madrugada en Luxemburgo
André… Gunder Frank es de lejos el más citado y el más discutido en el mundo como revelan varios estudios sobre el tema y las más de 30.000 entradas que tiene en la Internet.
Gunder must have put literally thousands on that path, who in turn reached perhaps millions of students in some fashion.
rrojasdatabank.info /agfrank   (893 words)

  
 Michael Mullan - Andre Gunder Frank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Frank saw underdevelopment not as a shortcoming in progress towards prosperity, but as a dynamic process whereby the rich world "underdevelops" weaker global regions.
Frank was born in Berlin four years before Hitler's ascendency, whereupon his father, a Jewish leftist, organised his family's escape to Switzerland.
The rest of Frank's life was spent in exile; even his eventual return to Germany followed his escape from the Pinochet tyranny in Chile, where he collaborated with Salvador Allende's socialist experiment.
www.grijalvo.com /Mullan/b_Frank_Andre_Gunder_eng.htm   (568 words)

  
 World History Connected | Vol. 3 No. 1| Book Review
Frank further argues that alternation between hegemony and rivalry is characteristic of the world system and, finally, that long economic cycles of ascending and descending phases of prosperity lie beneath economic growth in the world system.
Frank takes particular care in differentiating between the concepts of 'control' and 'domination.' During this period, there was nothing exceptional about Europe in its ability to dominate world trade.
Frank's recognition of a continuous structural unity of the world from the Bronze Age envisions the global economy as an organic whole.
worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu /3.1/br_chowdhury.html   (1196 words)

  
 Andre Gunder Frank:
Practical Strategies For Social And Economic Development
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Frank: The orientation and driving force of my interest and work in Third World development problems has derived from my passionate concern with justice, which preoccupied me already as a child and motivated me in high school.
Andre Gunder Frank passed away from a lengthy illness April 23, 2005.
“Andre Gunder Frank has written widely on economics, social and political history, and contemporary development of the capitalist world system, the industrially developed countries, and especially the Third World and Latin America.
aurora.icaap.org /archive/frank.html   (2571 words)

  
 Frank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andre Gunder Frank (1929-2005), sociologist known as a founder of dependency theory
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"Frank" was not his family name but a name used by Turks for Europeans.
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 Andre Gunder Frank and the "lumpen bourgeoisie": a critique
Andre Gunder Frank and the "lumpen bourgeoisie": a critique
Frank went on to argue that in every nation of the Western hemisphere *except* the United States the landowner-merchant sector won the Civil War, the last of which wracked Chile in the 1890s, just as England was being replaced by the United States as the preeminent outside power to which the landowners-merchants tied their fortunes.
AGF disregards the national question in his rendering, and his local followers in Latin America do the same.
www.marxmail.org /archives/june98/lumpen_bourg.htm   (854 words)

  
 Education | Andre Gunder Frank
He was best known as an early exponent of dependency theory, which asserted that rich, developed countries gained from poor, under-developed countries so long as they remained in the international capitalist system.
The "Gunder" tag arose from a school jibe about his slowness compared to the Swedish runner Gundar Haag.
Despite the many causes for pessimism, Frank maintained that the disadvantaged of the world would act to protect their lives and interests.
education.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5185124-110843,00.html   (829 words)

  
 Interactivist Info Exchange | Andre Gunder Frank, 1929-2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Andre Gunder Frank died peacefully at 8:30 a.m.
Gunder Frank was an extraordinary individual, able to sustain an immense international network of friends and associates, and able to carry on an energetic campaign of original and critical scholarship though he never gained strong institutional support for his work.
He was blunt in academic debate, brilliant in his linkage of history and theory, extraordinary as a phrasemaker, and warm and caring to a fault in his personal relations.
info.interactivist.net /article.pl?sid=05/04/24/1354257   (904 words)

  
 Andre Gunder Frank The Cold War and Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
For social scientists it is a sobering and useful exercise in self-understanding to attempt to see clearly how the direction of our scientific exertions, particularly in economics, is conditioned by the society in which we live, and most directly by the political climate (which, in turn, is related to all other changes in society)....
On the other hand at a conference in Cuba itself, an aide asked Fidel whether Gunder Frank should be brought in to a small private reception he was hosting.
Andre Gunder Frank is on the Graduate Faculty of Sociology at the University of Toronto and Professor Emeritus of Development Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
www.rrojasdatabank.org /agfrank/syfrank.htm   (7103 words)

  
 INSAF Bulletin[37] - May 2005!
Frank’s academic accomplishments defy compression into a few words, but it would be fair to say that “Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America” (1969) and “ReOrient” (1998) are the distillation of a lifetime devoted to hard and lucid thinking.
A towering figure in the progressive academic and political circles of the 20th century, Andres Gunder Frank passed away last Saturday, April 23rd, after a long struggle with cancer.
Gunder was a model of the engaged intellectual, sincere, honest, and passionately involved.
insaf.net /central/bulletins/200505bull.html   (6884 words)

  
 Andre Gunder Frank
This essay is based on Andre Gunder Frank's preface to PREFACE to REORIENT: GLOBAL ECON0MY IN THE ASIAN AGE University of California Press April 1998.
Frank's book, and I no longer even remember which it was, explained the anger of Central American countires when US companies like United Fruit pulled out.
Andre Gunder Frank is now challenging that historical time table, suggesting that the world system as we know it did not start over in 1800, or even in 1492, but long, long before that.
www.csudh.edu /dearhabermas/frank01.htm   (2058 words)

  
 [A-List] Andre Gunder Frank article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Andre Gunder Frank wrote: > This is NEW and TIMELY UPDATED and ENLARGED essay contains material > previously posted under titles of coup d'etat, paper tiger, fiery > dragon...
For this essay is a=20 combination of two: First, the coup one on the illegitimacy of the Bush=20 government and the long standing agenda of the Cheney group who has made=20 another coup within the Bush coup.
One thing is sure, and the oil section=20 of the paper tiger paperpart of this essay speaks to this issue of the=20 greatest world importance, Iraqi oil is again being priced in US dollars=20 and no longer in Euros as under the dreadful Saddam Hussein.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2004-June/030764.html   (649 words)

  
 The Róbinson Rojas Archive.- Andre Gunder Frank website.- RRojas Databank: Analysis and Information on economics, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Róbinson Rojas Archive.- Andre Gunder Frank website.- RRojas Databank: Analysis and Information on economics, development, research methods, globalization, poverty, sustainability, environment, human rights, China, Chile, Asia, Africa, Latin America, America Lati
Other people have written and published biographical essays about Frank in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Bibliography on World History used by A.G. Frank until 1998.
www.rrojasdatabank.org /agfrank.htm   (723 words)

  
 Alibris: Andre Gunder Frank
Frank explains the Rise of the West from 1400 forward in world economic and demographic terms, with a sweeping historical perspective that places it in clear conjunction with the Decline of the East around 1800.
Taking stock of political and economic development in the world today, this book re-examines development in an era of rapid social change, and reflects the work of an intellectual giant, Andre Gunder Frank.
Gunder Frank deconstructed conventional development economics and modernization theory, creating dependency theory.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Andre_Gunder_Frank   (420 words)

  
 Coup d'État in Washington:, by André Gunder Frank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Coup d'État in Washington:, by André Gunder Frank
André Gunder Frank is among the World`s leading political economists.
He is currently Senior Fellow at the World History Center, Northeastern University, Copyright André Gunder Frank 2003.
globalresearch.ca /articles/FRA306A.html   (4029 words)

  
 Monthly Review May 2005 | Commentary | Theotonio dos Santos
André Gunder Frank is by far the most cited and most discussed, as shown by a number of studies on the subject and by the more than 30,000 entries he has on the Internet.
André received his academic training in the “snake pit”: he got his doctorate at the University of Chicago where he coexisted with the generation of brilliant conservatives who so deformed the social sciences from the ’50s through the ’70s, leading finally in the ’80s to the hegemonic orthodoxy that continues to asphyxiate us.
Frank lived this reality very intensely, with the support of his wife Marta, who was Chilean.
www.monthlyreview.org /0505dossantos.htm   (1200 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Andre Gunder Frank challenges us to thoroughly reevaluate our understanding of the world economy between 1400-1800, and provides us with enough evidence to command a reorientation of our perspective on this period.
Gunder Frank's ReOrient will prove an instant classic, rating among those great books that come along once in a generation, such as with Arnold Toynbee's The Study of History, William McNeill's The Rise of the West, and Immanuel Wallerstein's The World-System as seminal works in world history.
For scholars researching the onset of industrialism and the West's eventual dominance, they will be introduced to a whole new set of questions found in neither Marx nor Weber that require exploration if they are to plumb the depths of this historical terrain.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0520214749   (789 words)

  
 Monthly Review April 2005 | Commentary | Samir Amin
I met André Gunder Frank and his wife Marta Fuentes in 1967.
Isabelle (my wife) and myself loved Frank as a brother and suffered keenly from the degradation of his health during the last twelve years of his life, years of constant and courageous struggle against cancer.
Frank was motivated only by a single desire: the desire to be of service to the working classes and subordinated peoples, to the victims of exploitation and oppression.
www.monthlyreview.org /0405amin.htm   (504 words)

  
 ANDRE GUNDER FRANK University of Toronto
Andre Gunder Frank is a member of the Graduate Faculty of Sociology at the University of Toronto and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
Frank was educated in the United States, received a Ph D in economics at the University of Chicago in 1957 and the Doctorat d'Etat at the University of Paris in 1978.
Frank gained his world wide fame by making an argument that caused a revolution in thinking about Third World Development.
wsarch.ucr.edu /archive/gunder97cd.html   (5376 words)

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