the condition of self-sufficiency, especially economic, as applied to a nation; a national policy of economic independence
reinforced the autarkic character of the Soviet zone
it leads to advocating ‘autarchic’ solutions, which consist in ‘delinking’ the economies of the periphery from the world market and pursuing ‘auto-centred’ economic development
on center-periphery logic over class conflict-logiv
The shift is born of despair, as any prospects for international revolution recede. But if it is utopian to hope that international support is around the corner, how much more so is it to wager on the impossible – autarchic socialism?
caused cooperatives and unions to run along mostly autarchic paths
But even the most anticommunist among the Bandung delegates supported the idea of some autarky for the Third World from the immense power of the First World.
This did not mean that every region should produce everything for itself and therefore live in a state of pure autarky. On the contrary, trade is crucial because some regions have smaller markets than others, and raw materials and agricultural lands are not evenly distributed along national lines.