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Routledge Handbook of South–South Relations

Edited by: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , Patricia Daley

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138652002
eBook ISBN: 9781315624495
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315624495
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Book description

South-South cooperation is becoming ever more important to states, policy-makers and academics. Many Northern states, international agencies and NGOs are promoting South-South partnerships as a means of ?sharing the burden? in funding and undertaking development, assistance and protection activities, often in response to increased political and financial pressures on their own aid budgets. However, the mainstreaming of Southern-led initiatives by UN agencies and Northern states is paradoxical in many ways, especially because the development of a South-South cooperation paradigm was originally conceptualised as a necessary way to overcome the exploitative nature of North-South relations in the era of decolonisation.

This handbook critically explores diverse ways of defining 'the South' and of conceptualising and engaging with 'South-South relations.' Through 30 state-of-the-art reviews of key academic and policy debates, the handbook evaluates past, present and future opportunities and challenges of South-South cooperation, and lays out research agendas for the next 5-10 years. The book covers key models of cooperation (including internationalism, Pan-Arabism and Pan-Africanism), diverse modes of South-South connection, exchange and support (including South-South aid, transnational activism, and migration), and responses to displacement, violence and conflict (including Southern-led humanitarianism, peace-building and conflict resolution). In so doing, the handbook reflects on decolonial, postcolonial and anticolonial theories and methodologies, exploring urgent questions regarding the nature and implications of conducting research in and about the global South, and of applying a 'Southern lens' to a wide range of encounters, processes and dynamics across the global South and global North alike.

This handbook will be of great interest to scholars and post-graduate students in anthropology, area studies, cultural studies, development studies, history, geography, international relations, politics, postcolonial studies and sociology.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sociology through the ‘South’ prism  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Postcolonialism and South–South relations Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion’ Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Postcolonialism’s after-life in the Arab world Download PDF
Chapter  6:  South–South relations in the academic world Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Geographies of South–South relations and regionalisation processes in Latin America-Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Creating indigenous discourse Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The invention of the global South and the politics of South–South solidarity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  South–South cooperation and competition Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Dreaming revolution Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The rise and fall of pan-Arabism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Pan-Africanism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Southern leaders, Northern followers? Who has ‘socialised’ whom in international development?  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  South–South approaches to international environmental negotiations Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Climate change and the future of agriculture in the Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  17:  South–South relations in African agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Southern-led responses to displacement Download PDF
Chapter  19:  China, ‘state-centric’ humanitarianism, and the International Committee of the Red Cross Download PDF
Chapter  20:  South–South cooperation in international organisations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cooperation on refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The ‘need to be there’ Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Security cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Toward South–South peace-building Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Struggles for gender justice Download PDF
Chapter  26:  A political economy analysis of South–South youth relations in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  27:  South–South education relations Download PDF
Chapter  28:  South–South cooperation through education? Download PDF
Chapter  29:  South–South migration and diasporas Download PDF
Chapter  30:  South–South medical tourism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Art connections Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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