Handbook of South-South Relations – Table of Contents

The Southern Responses to Displacement from Syria team is pleased to announce that the Handbook of South-South Relations (edited by Southern Responses PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, and Prof. Patricia Daley) will be published on 18 December 2018.

The Handbook includes chapters by Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Dr. Estella Carpi (Southern Responses Post-Doctoral Research Associate), and a wide number of other chapters that are of direct relevance to our project (please see the Handbook’s Table of Contents below).

We look forward to hosting a launch event in early-2019, where we will discuss and debate different approaches to studying and responding to ‘the South’ in contexts of insecurity, conflict and displacement.

Read an extract from the Introduction, ‘Conceptualising the Global South and South-South Encounters,’ by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Patricia Daley here; a brief reflection by Estella on her chapter, ‘The “Need to Be There”: North-South Encounters and Imaginations in the Humanitarian Economy’ will soon be posted as part of our ‘Thinking through the global South’ series here.

You can download a 20% discount flyer here: Handbook of south-south relations flyer pdf

This piece was posted on the 10th December, 2018

If you find this piece of interest, please also see the suggested readings at the end of the piece.

Handbook of South-South Relations
Edited by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Patricia Daley

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


To read more about the book and to order a copy, click here.

Read an extract from the Introduction here, and our new blog series, ‘Thinking through the global South’, here.

Other suggested readings:

Histories and spaces of Southern-led responses to displacement – In this post, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh highlights the need for the analyses of local responses to be more attentive to the longstanding history of diverse “local/Southern” actors and examines the ways in which Southern-led responses can work alongside, or explicitly challenge, Northern-led responses to displacement.

In conversation with the Kahkaha project in Lebanon: an effective example of a Southern-led initiative – In this post Dr Estella Carpi interviews Lina Khoury, the founder of the Kahkaha project in Lebanon. The initiative is an example of what some international scholars have named South-South or Southern-led humanitarianism, and, as emerges in the interview, Kahkaha’s work often departs from the mainstream humanitarian narrative and action.

The Localisation of Aid and Southern-led Responses to Displacement: Beyond instrumentalising local actors – In this blog Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh examines a number of questions relating to recent action by international humanitarian actors responding to displacement and the new impetus to localise aid by engaging with ‘local’ actors in and from the global South.

Empires of Inclusion – In this piece Dr Estella Carpi explores the implications of the concept and process of ‘inclusion’ in relation to South-South Cooperation.

Southern Responses to Displacement:  Background and introduction to our mini blog series – In this introduction to our opening mini blog series Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh gives an overview of the background to the Southern Responses to Displacement project and the approaches we are using to better understand the motivations, nature and impacts of Southern-led initiatives to displacement from Syria.

Does Faith-Based Aid Provision always Localise Aid? – In this post Dr Estella Carpi argues that there is a need to reflect on local contexts to ensure that engagement with local faith communities does not rely on essentialising practices that assume certain groups speak on behalf of a homogenous ‘locale.’

Featured image: A cropped section of the cover of The Handbook of South-South Relations.  

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