Radical scholar Samir Amin passed away on about a week ago. He was born in 1931.
A political economist, arguably his best known work is Accumulation on a World Scale, this two-volume work remains in print after having been first published in French in 1970.
Samir published in JCA, and these papers are currently available for free download:
Importantly, his work was used and debated by several authors writing for JCA. Some of these include:
Samir Amin on underdevelopment by Richard Leaver
Dependency and world-system theories: Varying political implications by Haldun Gulalp
Accumulation on a world scale a Review Article by P. Thandika Mkandawire
The hydra of development studies by Jack Arn