South-South Development examines the historical background for the current situation: why it suddenly took off again approximately a decade ago; the various vectors of engagement and how they are interrelated; the actors involved; how the revitalisation of South-South development has affected development cooperation ‘as it was’; and finally, how it affects the rest of the Global South.
Based on primary research on how Southern actors – via investments, aid, and trade – are changing the face of development both in the Global North and the Global South, this book contextualises the current debates, provides a systematic overview, and brings together the key themes in South-South development. It explains how countries like China, India, and Brazil are influencing domestic politics in other countries of the Global South, how they invest, and how their aid alters power structures between ‘new’ and ‘old’ donors locally. It also explains migration patterns, how they use soft power tools, and how the global governance system is changing as a result of this. This comprehensive and student-focused book includes well developed pedagogy such as text boxes, chapter summaries, key questions, bibliography, weblinks, and annotated further reading.
This book offers a unique combination of in-depth insights and secondary data on South-South development, presenting a ‘state-of-the-art’ account of South-South development aimed at students as well as practitioners in disciplines as diverse as International Development Studies, International Relations, Geography, Anthropology, Global Studies, and International Political Economy.
- Introduction: The re-emergence of South-South Development
- South-South Cooperation in historical perspective
- The resurgence of South-South Cooperation
- Vectors of South-South Cooperation
- Actors of South-South Cooperation
- Effects of South-South Cooperation on development ‘as it was’
- Effects of South-South Cooperation on the rest of the Global South
"South-South Cooperation is a defining feature of the current round of globalisation. Peter Kragelund’s book on the topic is expertly researched, whilst being accessible and definitive." - Pádraig Carmody, Associate Professor and Head of Geography, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
"South-South cooperation is back on the agenda, albeit in a different context from its previous incarnations. Development policymakers and practitioners in the developed world must come to terms with this new reality, which has huge implications for the relevance of their own projects. In this engaging and well-researched book, Peter Kragelund demonstrates both the potentials and limitations for collaboration between and across the Global South and how this has affected extant development cooperation practices. This is a book that should stimulate a rethinking by all those involved in overseas development assistance." - Ian Taylor, Professor in International Relations and African Political Economy, University of St Andrews, UK
South-South Development draws on a variety of primary and secondary sources of information on SSC from all over the global South, while remaining critical of their accuracy and objectivity. The book is aimed towards a student audience, with each chapter ending with a brief summary, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.
– Kate Goh, reviewer, E&U Journal