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Andre Gunder Frank

Publications Summary

  • The Underdevelopment of Development: Essays in Honor of Andre Gunder Frank by 17 contributors and edited by Sing Chew and Robert Denemark [Thousand Oaks/London: Sage Publications 1996], contains a bibliography of 880 publications in 27 languages by Frank between 1955 and 1995.
  • 36 BOOKS in 126 different editions and 150+ printings of 300,000+ copies in 12 languages
  • 160 CHAPTERS in 136 edited books/anthologies in 13 languages
  • 350+ ARTICLES published in 600 issues of 250+ periodicals in over 20 languages

The most recent publications are listed in the Publications 1996-2001 and Publications 2001-2003 and forthcoming sections.


English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Galician, Brazilian Russian, Polish, Serbo-Croation, Finnish, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Sinhalese, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malay.


Photocopy available on request of over 4,000 citations in journals, including an average of 200 per year in the 1976-80 and 1981-85 editions, and about 150 a year for the decade 1986-1995. Since then accessto the electronic version has made the count much greater but also more ambiguous. Journals' fields include: anthropology, communications, criminology, development, ecology, economics, education, ethnic studies, geography, health, history, humanities, international relations, law, nursing, peasant studies, planning, political science, psychology, sociology, tourism, urban studies, and area studies of Africa, Asia, China, Europe, India, and Latin America.



Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
New York: Monthly Review Press 1967, revised ed. 1969,
London: Penguin Books 1971
40 printings of 120,000 copies also in

Latin America: Underdevelopment or Revolution
New York: Monthly Review Press 1969
20 printings also in French, Spanish,Italian, Swedish,Japanese

Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment of Sociology
Stockholm: Zenit 1969, London: Pluto 1971, Warner Reprint Series,
also in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Lumpenbourgeoisie: Lumpendevelopment
New York: Monthly Review Press 1972
20 printings also in Spanish editions in 8 countries, and in
French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese

On Capitalist Underdevelopment
Bombay: Oxford University Press 1975, various printings
also in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

World Accumulation 1492-1789
New York: Monthly Review Press
London: Macmillan Press 1978
also in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian editions

Dependent Accumulation and Underdevelopment
New York: Monthly Review Press
London: Macmillan Press 1978
also in French, Spanish, Portuguese,Brazilian,German, Japanese

Mexican Agriculture 1521-1630: Transformation of the Mode of Production
London: Cambridge University Press 1979
also two different editions in Spanish

Crisis: In the World Economy
New York: Holmes & Meier, London: Heinemann 1980
also in Spanish

Crisis: In the Third World
New York: Holmes & Meier, London: Heinemann 1981
also in Spanish

Reflections on the World Economic Crisis
New York: Monthly Review Press
London: Hutchinson 1981
also in French,Spanish,Italian,German,Portuguese,Brazilian,Japanese

Dynamics of Global Crisis
w/ S.Amin, G.Arrighi & I.Wallerstein
New York: Monthly Review Press
London: Macmillan Press 1982
also in French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic

The European Challenge
Nottinghman, UK: Spokesman 1983
Westport,USA:Lawrence Hill 1984
also in German, Spanish, Greek

Critique and Anti-Critique
New York: Praeger, London: Macmillan 1984
also in French and Spanish

El Desafio de la Crisis
Madrid: IEPALA, Caracas: Nueva Sociedad 1988

Transforming the Revolution: Social Movements and the World-System
with S. Amin, G. Arrighi, & I. Wallerstein.
New York: Monthly Review Press 1990 [SM]

Wiederstand im Weltsystem: Kapitalistische Akkumulation, Staatliche Politik und Soziale Bewegung with Marta Fuentes.
Hannes Hofbauer und Andrea Komlosy, Herausgeber.
Wien: Promedia Verlag 1990

El Subdesarrollo del Desarrollo: Un Ensayo Autobiografico
Caracas: Editorial Nueva Sociedad 1991
Madrid: IEPALA Ediciones 1992

The Centrality of Central Asia
Amsterdam: VU University Press 1992

The World System: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand?
Contributor/editor with B.K. Gills
London & New York: Routledge 1993, paperback 1996

ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age
Berkeley: University of California Press 1998

Asian Age: Reorient Historiography and Social Theory
[The Wertheim Lecture 1998]
Amsterdam: CASA-Centre for Asian Studies Amsterdam 1998 [Pamphlet]


whose titles refer to topics including:

      anthropology, business management, colonialism,
      debt, democracy, dependence, development,
      economics, economic crisis, economic theory,
      history, international relations, international capital,
      land reform, macroeconomics, north-south,
      organization theory, peace research, perestroika,
      philosophy, political economy, political science,
      pre-capitalist world, scientifc research, socialism,
      sociology, technology, underdevelopment, unemployment,
      urbanization, war & peace, world systems analysis,

The books and their titles cover areas or countries including:
Africa, Asia, Canada, Central Asia, Chile, China, Cuba, Europe, Eastern Europe, India, Perian Gulf, Latin America, Third World, Ukraine, USA, Soviet Bloc, World

ALL PUBLICATIONS 1996-2001 and Forthcoming


ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age

3rd printing 2000
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998 [416 & xxix pp]

New Delhi: Sage India, 1998

Chinese Translation -
Beijing : Central Compilation and Translation Press 2000, 509 pp.

Tokyo: Fujiwara Shoten 2000

Hong Kong: Asia 2000 in Fantizi [Unreformed] Chinese characters

Seoul: forthcoming

Dependent Accumulation and Underdevelopment
Chinese Translation -
Beijing: Humanities and Society Series 2000, 263 pp.


Asian Age: Reorient Historiography and Social Theory
[The Wertheim Lecture 1998]
Amsterdam:CASA-Centre for Asian Studies Amsterdam 1998


  • "The Underdevelopment of Development" and "Bibliography of Publications 1955-1995" The Underdevelopment of Development: Essays in Honor of Andre Gunder Frank, S.Chew & R. Denemark, eds. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publishers 1996, pp. 17-56 and 363-404.
  • The Five Thousand Year World System: An Interdisciplinary Introduction The Historical Evolution of International Political Economy, Edited by Christopher Chase-Dunn London: Edward Elgar, 1996.
  • The Thirdworldization of Russia and Eastern Europe The Aftermath of "Real Existing Socialism" - East Europe Between Western Europe and East Asia, Edited by Jaques Hersch & Johannes Schmid, London:Macmillan 1996.
  • Foreword [to] The State of Terror by Annemarie Oliveiro, Albany:State University of New York Press,1998: ix-xv.
  • Globalism, Not Westernism Los Retos de la Globalizacion. Ensayos en Homenaje a Theotonio dos Santos edited by Francisco Lopez Segrera, Caracas: UNESCO 1998: vol. I, 315-48
  • Aber die Welt ist Doch Rund Globalisierung und Perspektiven linker Politik.Festschrift fuer Elmar Altvater edited by Michael Heinrich & Dirk Messner, Muenster: Westphaelisches Dampfbot 1998: 80-109.
  • Abuses and Uses of World Systems Theory in Archaelogy World-Systems Theory in Practice. Leadership, Production and Exchange, edited by P. Nick Kardulias, Boulder: Rowman & Littlefield 1999: 275-296.
  • The Continuing Place of Central Asia in the World Economy to 1800 Historical Themes and Current Change in Central and Inner Asia. Toronto: Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1998 [printed 1999]: 18-38.
  • Die politische Bombe der NATO im Kosovo, in BALKANKRIEG. DIE ZERSTOREUNG YUGOSLAVIAS [Balkan War. The Destruction of Yugoslavia], edited by Hannes Hofbauer, Vienna: Promedia Verlag 1999, pp. 251-262
  • Diversiteit in eeinheid en eeinheid in diversiteit, in DOORLOOPERS EN BREUKLINJEB: VAN GLOBALISIERING, EMANCIPATIE EN VERZET [voor Gerrit Huizer] edited by Paul Heobink, Deletlev Haude and Fons Van der Velden,, Assen NL: van Gorcum 1999: 19-40
  • A Plea for World History in THE NEW WORLD HISTORY edited by Ross E. Dunn, Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin's 2000: 254-275
  • The Five Thousand Year World System in Theory and Praxis [with B.K. Gills]. World System History: Social Science of Long Term Change, Robert Denemark et al, Eds. London/NewYork: Routledge, 2000: 3-23
  • Western/NATO Destruction of Yugoslavia and of the United Nations In Balkankrieg. Die Zerstoreung Yugoslavias [Balkan War. The Destruction of Yugodslavia], edited by Hannes Hofbauer, Vienna: Promedia Verlag, 2000: 25-262
  • A Structural Theory of the Five Thousand Year World System [ with B.K. Gills ] Structure, Culture and History. Recent Issues in Social Theory. Edited by David Knottnerus and Sing Chew, Boulder: Roman & Littlefield, 2001.
  • The Global Economy, AD 1400-1800: Comparisons and Relations Understanding Business: Markets. A Multidimensional Approach to the Market Economy. Edited by Vivek Suneja, London: Routledge in association with The Open University: 7-36


  • Review of The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History by J.M.Blaut Annals of the American Association of Geographers Vol.85, No.3, pp.589-90.
  • India in the World Economy 1400-1750. Economic and Political Weekly. XXXXI,30, July 27, 1996, pp. PE 50-64.
  • The Cold War and Me Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Vol. 29, No. 3, Autumn 1997, pp 79-84.
  • Neither Innovation nor Transformation Economic and Political Weekly XXXII,43, Oct. 25,1997:2801-3.
  • Orienting International Studies Millennium, 26,2, 1997 : 471-78.
  • Review of Richard von Glahn's Fountain of Fortune: Money and Monetary Policy in China 1000 - 1700. Journal of World History, Vol.9, No.1, Spring 1998: 121-125.
  • Materialistically Yours: The Dynamic Society of Graeme Snooks [review article] Journal of World History, Vol.9, No.1, Spring 1998: 107-115.
  • Asia Comes Full Circle - with China as the 'Middle Kingdom'
    Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Vol. 23, No.2, 1997:7-20.
  • Speaking Truth to the Power of the Science Emperor's Clothes [review essay of Naked Science edited by Laura Nader]
    Social Epistomology , Vol. 12, No. 4,1998: 321-334. Economic and Political Weekly XXXIII, 42 & 43, Oct. 17-24, 1998: 2715-1723.
  • Review of Asia in Western and World History edited by A.T. Embree & C. Gluck, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 30:3, 1998: 73-76.
  • Asia Comes Full Circle in a Round World [same as above]
    Economic and Political Weekly June 13, 1998: 1452-1455.
  • What Went Wrong in the "Socialist" East?
    Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Vol. 24, Nos. 1&2, 1998:171-193.
  • ReOrient or Not: That IS the Question
    Itinerario 22/4: 2000.
  • A Testimonial Contribution to the 25th Anniversary Issue of SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL JUSTICE 26,2: 51-59.
  • Around the World in Eighty Years
    Journal for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, No. 5, 2000: 45-98
  • Immanuel and Me without a Hyphen
    Festschrift for Immanuel Wallerstein
    , edited by Giovanni Arrighi & Walter Goldstein. [electronic] Journal of World-Systems Research VI/1.
  • Caspian Sea Oil: Still the 'Great Game'
    Edited by Michael P. Croissant and Bulent Aras. Journal of Arab Studies, forthcoming
  • Review of THE GREAT WAVE by David Hackett Fischer
    Journal of World History, forthcoming
  • Review of THE GREAT DIVERGENCE by Kenneth Pomeranz
    Journal of Asian Studies 60.1, February 2001


  • 'Reorient': Rethinking Social theory and World History Lecture at the Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley, October 14, 1999
  • Discussant "The West and the Rest' at Conference on "The Origins of the modern World: Comparative Perspectives from the Edge of the Millennium," University of California, Davis, October 15-17, 1999
  • PhD Committee Member at the Public Defense of his Dissertation "Born with a Silver Soon: China, American Silver and Global Markets during the Early Modern Period" by Arturo Giraldez at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands November 14, 1999
  • Panel Member in Session on "Global Transformations" at the Conference "At the Edge: Towards a 21st Century Internationalism" at the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, Nov. 16-18,1999
  • 2 Lectures on ReORIENT and a public Debate on War in Kosovo at the Koc University, Istanbul December 16-21, 1999
  • Lecture on ReORIENT at Sabanaci University, Istanbul, December 18, 1999
  • Lecure on ReORIENT at Bosporus University, Istanbul December 20, 1999
  • "The Caribbean in World History" paper presented at the XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Miami March 16-18, 2000
  • Lectures and Class Participation in Departments of History, Sociology, Anthropology and Economics, San Diego State University April 17-21, 2000
  • Lecture on "ReOrient History and Social Theory" University of California at San Diego, April 24, 2000
  • Conference on Globalization in Haikou, Hainan Dao, China, May 18-21, 2000
  • Lectures on ReORIENT and Consultation at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing China May 22-27, 2000
  • Keynote Address at the Australian Asian Studies Association, Melbourne July 3-5, 2000
  • Seminar Participation at Australian Association of South Asian Studies, Melbourne July 6-8, 2000
  • Invitation to Conference on "Economy, Society and Culture during the Period of Transition 1400-2000, Tianjin China, July 28- Aug 2, 2000 [unable to attend]
  • Invitation of Conference on Third World Studies, Beijing, China August 28-31, 2000 [unable to attend]
  • World Futures Society Conference on "Humanity 3000", Seattle August 21-26, 2000
  • Riga: Riga University & Stockholm School of Economics at Riga - Lectures October 2000
  • Aarhus, Denmark: University Lecture on ReOrient October 2000
  • Chicago: International Studies Association, panel chair, paper, & discussant, Feb. 20-24, 2001
  • Calcutta: Paper & Participation in two Conferences on Historiography March 19-22, 2001 [unable to attend]
  • Calabria: One week course at the Univeersity, May 2001
  • Tokyo: United Nations University Conference on "Dialogue Among Civilizations" July 2001
  • Boston: Dissertation Committee Member [with Pat Manning and Noam Chomsky] at history PhD dissertation defense by Jeffrey Sommers at Northeastern University, July 10, 2001
  • Caracas: Parlatino Conference on "La Deuda Social", July 10-14, 2001
  • Chicago: Social Science History Association, October 2001



BOOKS and New Forewords in them

Berkeley: University of California Press 1998, 416 pp. 4TH printing 2002
Chinese Translation , with New Foreword for the Chinese Edition, Beijing: Central Compilation and Translation Press 2000, 509 pp. 4th printing 2002
Jaqpanese Translation with New Foreword for the Japanese Edition Tokyo: Fujihara Shoten 2000 4th printing 2002
Korean Translation with New Foreword for the Korean Edition Seoul: Yesan Publishing Company 2003

RI-ORIENTARE LA TEORIA DELLO SVILUPPO. PER UNA STORIA ORIZZONTALE DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE, Dipartimento di Soziologia della Universita della Calabria, eds. Roma: Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2003 forthcoming.

THE WORLD SYSTEM: FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OR FIVE THOUSAND? With Barry Gills. Chinese Translation with New Foreword for the Chinese Edition, Beijing: Central Compilation and Translation Press 2003 forthcoming


"La tigre di carta e il drago fiammeggiante (guerra del dollaro e nuove prospettive)", in POINT BREAK. IMPERO, GUERRA IN IRAQ E OLTRE, Sivini G. e Vitale A., editors, Roma: Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2003: 57-71.

Asia Meltdown or Startup? in GLOBALIZATION: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES, Gernot Kvhler and Emilio Josi Chaves, eds. Hauppauge, NY, USA: Nova Science, 2002. pp. 257-260.

Tigre do Papel Dragon Fogoso In HEGEMONMA Y CONTRA-HEGEMONMA, LOS IMPASES DE LA GLOBALIZACION, Reggen editors, Rio de Janeiro: PUC &Loyola editoras, 2003

Civilization No, Dialogue Yes In DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS - CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE ORGANIZATION OF GLOBAL SOCIETY, Proceedings of The UNU Conference on "Dialogue Of "Civilizations", Tokyo August 2001, Tokyo: UNU Publications, 2003 forthcoming

Re-ORIENTing: China Comes Full Circle in CHINA CONNECTIONS: FITTING FACT TO THEORY Hill Gates, ed. Stanford: Stanford University Press 2003 forthcoming

Paper Tiger Fiery Dragon in NEW WORLD ORDER AS A THREAT TO GLOBAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY: GLOBALISATION, WAR AND WORLD CONQUest IN THE 21ST CENTURY Slavko Kulic & Ivo Radkovic, ediutors. Zagreb: Institute of Economics 2003 forthcoming

East and West, in Dar al Islam. in THE MEDITERRANEAN, THE WORLD SYSTEM AND THE "WIDER EUROPE" Peter Herrmann and Arno Tausch, Editors Hauppauge, New York : C Nova Science Publishers, 2004

ReORIENT in GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS Philip O'Hara, editor. Perth: Global Political Economy Project 2004


Zur Didaktik der Weltgeschichte \berlegungen zu Ross E. Dunn Ed.: The New World History ZEITSCHRIFT F\R WELTGESCHICHTE 3.1:2002 Verlag Land p. 125 - 131 [Translated by Hans-Heinrich Nolte]

Review of Kenneth Pomeranz: The Great Divergence. ZEITSCHRIFT F\R WELTGESCHICHTE 4.1 (2003) forthcoming [Translated by Hans-Heinrich Nolte]

Geschichtsschreibung und Gesellschaftstheorie m|ssen Re-Orientiert werden (German from: ReOrient Historiography and Social Theory) ZEITSCHRIFT F\R WELTGESCHICHTE 5.1 (2004) [Translated by Hans-Heinrich Nolte]

Golpe de Estado en Washington, ENFOQUES ALTERNATIVOS, Buenos Aires, 16 julio 2003:20-23

Los Zarpazos del Tigre de Papel, ENFOQUES ALTERNATIVOS, Buenos Aires, 13 abril 2003:4-7

La fragilidad estratégica del imperio, ENFOQUES ALTERNATIVOS, Buenos Aires, 1 marzo 2003:20-21

La Dependencia de Theotonio. Reseña de La Teoría de Dependencia de Theotonio dos Santos. ECONOMIA CRITICA Y DESARROLLO, No. 3, Ago 2, I semestre, 2003. Coedición SEC-Chile - LOM Ediciones, Santiago, Chile. ISSN 0717-7135

Review of THE RESURGENCE OF EAST ASIA: 500, 150 AND 50 YEAR PERSPECTIVES , Giovanni Arrighi, Takeshi Hamashita and Marc Selden, editors. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES, University of Tokyo and Cambridge University Press Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004

Our Crisis in the Crisis. Debate with Robert and Giovanni Arrighi NEW LEFT REVIEW 2003 submitted

"No Civilizations." In Special Issue on "What's Left of 'Asia?", Daniel Vukovich and Yan Hairong, eds. POSITIONS: EAST ASIA CULTURES CRITIQUE, Volume 12, Number 3, Winter 2004


REAL WORLD GLOBALIZATION AND INEQUALITY YESTERDAY AND TODAY A Review Essay of GLOBALIZATION AND HISTORY. THE EVOLUTION OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY ATLANTIC ECONOMY by Kevin H. O'Rourke and Jeffrey G. Williamson. JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCH. Special Issue on Global Inequality - Part II edited by Albert J. Bergesen and Michelle Bata Volume VIII, Number 2, Winter 2002

Paper Tiger, Fiery Dragon. ALTERNATIVES , Special Issue on "American Hegemony Reconsidered in post 9/11 Era"., Turkey 2003

Paper Tiger, Fiery Dragon. LONG TEM CHANGE 2003.

Coup d'Etat in Washington and Silent Surrender in America and the World. MONTREAL SERAI, Vol.16 - #2, 2003. Electronic

Coup d'Etat in Washington and Silent Surrender in America and the World. STUDIEN VON ZEITFRAGEN 2003.

Coup d'Etat in Washington and Silent Surrender in America and the World. GLOBAL RESEARCH., 24 June 2003

Coup d'Etat in Washington and Silent Surrender in America and the World. RRojas Databank, section "US Imperialism Today", 20 June 2003

Third World War [1991] with 2003 Epilogue (25 July 2003). Project for the First People's Century.

Coup d'Etat in Washington and Silent Surrender in America and the World. Project for the First People's Century. 20 June 2003

Golpe de Estado en Washington: rendición silenciosa en America y el mundo.( Trad. de F. Garcia). Globalización. Revista Web. July 2003

Golpe de Estado en Washington: rendición silenciosa en America y el mundo.( Trad. de F. Garcia para Globalización ). Proyecto para el Primer Siglo Popular. July  2003

( Selections

ReOrient the 19th Century [chronologically arranged] Location, Location, Location [ topically arranged] [incomplete first drafts of an intended sequel to my book ReOrient 2001]. and

Toward Humano- and Eco-Centrism 2002.

U.S. Economic Overstretch and Military/Political Imperial Blowback? [2001].

On Kofi Annan and the Nobel Peace Prize [2001].

The United Nations and International Law [2001].

The Tragedy of September 11: CUI BONO? [2001].

World System History and the World after September 11 [2002].

No Civilization: Multilateral and Entropic Paradigms for the World Today and Tomorrow [2002].

Blowback and Fallout: Indo-Pak War and the U.S. Policy of Provocation [2002].

Doublespeak: The White Man's Civilizing Mission Burden Once Again [2002].

Paper Tiger, Fiery Dragon [2003].

Table of Contents
Personal and Professional
Honors and Memberships
Research Interests
Publications Summary
Recent Publications
ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age
Essays on NATO and Kosovo, 1999 On-line Essays