Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Samir Amin Young Scholars’ Prize in Political Economy of Development. The prize is instituted in honour of the exemplary intellectual courage and pathbreaking contribution of Samir Amin to the study of the capitalist world economy and the challenges faced especially by the peoples of the South. The prize will be awarded annually by the Editorial Board of the journal to a young scholar for a previously unpublished article submitted expressly for this prize. Eligible scholars must be enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral programme, or have received a Doctoral degree no more than five years prior to submission of the article. Women are particularly encouraged to participate. Articles will be received via online submission, to be provided on the journal’s homepage ( The deadline for submission is 1 August 2019. Relevant documentation in fulfillment of eligibility criteria must be provided. It is preferable that articles be submitted in English, although articles in Portuguese, Spanish and French will also be considered. The prize will consist in publication of the article in Agrarian South and, circumstances permitting, an invitation with all expenses paid to present the article at the annual Summer School organized jointly by the Agrarian South Network and the Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Further information may be obtained via email at