1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations

ISBN 9781138652002
Published December 20, 2018 by Routledge
448 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations

USD $245.00

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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

  1. Introduction: Conceptualising the Global South and South-South Encounters

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Patricia Daley

Part One: Conceptualising and Studying South-South Relations

2 Sociology through the ‘South’ Prism

Sujata Patel 

3 Postcolonialism and South-South Relations

Dominic Davies and Elleke Boehmer

4 ‘When Spider Webs Unite They Can Tie up a Lion’: Anti-Racism, Decolonial Options and Theories from the South

Amber Murrey

5 Postcolonialism’s After-Life in the Arab World: Toward a Post-Authoritarian Approach

Sari Hanafi

6 South-South Relations in the Academic World: The Case of Anthropology

Gordon Mathews

7 Geographies of South-South Relations and Regionalisation Processes in Latin America-Caribbean

Thomas Muhr

8 Creating Indigenous Discourse: History, Power, and Imperialism in Academia, Palestinian Case

Janette Habashi

Part Two: South-South Cooperation: Histories, Principles and Practices

9 The Invention of the Global South and the Politics of South-South Solidarity

Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Kenneth Tafira

10 South-South Cooperation and Competition: A Critical History of the Principles and their Practice

Urvashi Aneja

11 Dreaming Revolution: Tricontinentalism, Anti-Imperialism and Third World Rebellion

Isaac Saney

12 The Rise and Fall of Pan-Arabism

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

13 Pan-Africanism: A History

Ama Biney

Part Three: South-South Cooperation: Re-viewing International Development

14 Southern leaders, Northern followers? Who has ‘Socialised’ Whom in International Development

Emma Mawdsley

15 South-South Approaches to International Environmental Negotiations: The Case of Climate Change

Eberhard Weber and Andreas Kopf

16 Climate Change and the Future of Agriculture in the Caribbean: Prospects for South-South Cooperation

Kevon Rhiney

17 South-South Relations in African Agriculture: Hybrid Modalities of Cooperation and Development Perspectives from Brazil and China

Lídia Cabral

Part Four: South-South Cooperation in Displacement, Security and Peace

18 Southern-led Responses to Displacement: Modes of South-South Cooperation?

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

19 China, "State-Centric" Humanitarianism, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): A Historical Background

Caroline Reeves

20 South-South Cooperation in International Organizations: Its Conceptualization and Implementation within UNDP and UNHCR

Naohiko Omata

21 Cooperation on Refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean: The ‘Cartagena Process’ and South-South Approaches

David Cantor

22 The "Need to Be There": North-South Encounters and Imaginations in the Humanitarian Economy

Estella Carpi

23 Security Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Threats, Institutions & Challenges

Yonique Campbell

24 Towards South-South Peace-Building

Patricia Daley

Part Five: South-South Connections

25 Struggles for Gender Justice: Regional Networks and Feminist Experiences of South–South Collaborations

Sohela Nazneen

26 A Political Economy Analysis of South-South Youth Relations in Africa: Drivers and Future Research Questions

Grace M. Mwaura

27 South-South Education Relations

Thomas Muhr and Mário Luiz Neves de Azevedo

28 South-South Cooperation through Educational Mobility? The Example of China With/in Africa

Johanna L. Waters and Maggi W.H. Leung

29 South-South Migration and Diasporas

Abel Chikanda and Jonathan Crush

30 South-South Medical Tourism

Meghann Ormond and Heidi Kaspar

31 Art Connections: South-South Transnational Flow(s)

Miguel Rojas Sotelo


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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, Department of Geography, University College London, UK

Patricia Daley is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, UK.

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"Within the complex topographies of global power relations and the struggles for more just ways of life, this book restores vitality to the notion of many "Souths" through a comprehensive exploration of relations of all kinds—which in turn substantiate different ways of being in the world." -- AbdouMaliq Simone, Senior Professorial Fellow, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, UK

"Only action from the global South will change world inequalities; but how? This handbook explores South-South connections, from economic development to politics, education, art and science, refugees, environment, and more. It is a great resource for all concerned with global justice." -- Raewyn Connell, Professor Emerita, University of Sydney, Australia

"Much has been written about the South, but very little has been written with the South and, even less, from the perspective of the South. This path-breaking book fills this gap. A must-read for everyone interested in knowing that one of the causes of our current global crisis stems from a massive waste of precious social experience forcefully emerging in this book." -- Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Distinguished Legal Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.