This book shows how bringing together experts from the Global South and the Global North can help us to understand and combat global economic, political, and social inequalities. For too long, the world’s problems have been viewed through the narrow conceptual lenses of the Global North. This book lays the groundwork for a new approach – a truly global approach to political economy.
We are currently facing multiple and overlapping international crises. The current economic crisis, characterized by deepening inequalities, is closely intertwined with intensifying geopolitical rivalries and the environmental crisis. The dialogues in this book aim to move beyond the Eurocentric tradition and bring voices from the Global South to the forefront of the debate. Covering 11 key themes drawn from the United Nations’ Agenda 2030, the book conceptualizes democracy, development, and sustainability not only as strategies, but also as values that are integrated into the same – and continuously changing – analytical process.
This book will be of great interest to students, researchers, and experts in international relations, global development, and international political economy, and to anyone looking for new perspectives on pernicious problems.
PREFACE ANDREAS BIELER & MARCIO POCHMANN INTRODUCTION CRISTINA REIS & TATIANA BERRINGER DIALOGUES 1. Geopolitics and political economy in the 21st century GIORGIO ROMANO SCHUTTE & VIJAY PRASHAD 2. Neoliberalism, Democracy, Authoritarianism and Resistance TATIANA BERRINGER & ALFREDO SAAD FILHO 3. Internet and the risks to democracy CLAUDIO PENTEADO & EVA CAMPOS-DOMINGUEZ 4. Urban development and justice LUCIANA TRAVASSOS & HILDE HEYNEN 5. Challenges of the Global South from a decolonial perspective CAROLINA ALVES & FERNANDA CARDOSO 6. Dependency in a world system of global value chains led by transnational corporations CRISTINA REIS & INGRID KVANGRAVEN 7. The deindustrialization of the Brazilian economy: theoretical aspects and empirical evidence GABRIEL ROSSINI & GUILHERME MAGACHO 8. Global Environmental Crisis LEONARDO MELLO, SUSANA ADAMO & SARA DE PAULA 9. .Articulating local and global processes to ensure the governance of food systems ARILSON FAVARETO & PATRICK CARON 10. Embodied political ecologies of water, gender, and urban space in India and Brazil VANESSA EMPINOTTI & YAFFA TRUELOVE 11. Productive transformations, interstate conflicts and environmental degradation: the non-white youth and asymmetries in the Global South RAMATIS JACINO FINAL REMARKS CRISTINA REIS, TATIANA BERRINGER & RODOLFO V. AGUIAR