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South-North Dialogues on Democracy, Development and Sustainability

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ISBN 9781032470436
May 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 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.

Table of Contents

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

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Cristina Fróes de Borja Reis is assistant professor of the Bachelor of Economics at the UFABC, currently the director of the Innovation office at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC/ Brazil), and counselor at the Regional Council of the Economists – Sao Paulo State, Brazil. She was the former coordinator of NEEDDS/ UFABC, which organized the dialogues presented in this book. B.A. in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP, 2003), master's degree (2008) and PhD (2013) in Economics of Industry and Technology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Tatiana Berringer is assistant professor of the Bachelor of International Relations at the UFABC, vice-coordinator of NEEDDS / UFABC. B.A. in International Relations at Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP, 2007), master's degree and PhD in Political Science at Unicamp. Author of the book Brazilian Bourgeoisie and Foreign Policy (2023).