In this blog post Dr 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 this post Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh examines a number of questions and concerns relating to the localization of aid agenda.
In this blog post, Southern Responses' Research Associate, Dr Estella Carpi, uses her experience of teaching humanitarianism in Lebanon, Turkey and Italy, to examine how 'northern-born' theories and frameworks of humanitarianism interact with the 'cultural dispositions' of students and how, in turn, these interactions influence student responses to humanitarian teaching.
Dr Estella Carpi reflects on the multiple contributions to the 'Winning Back the Human Race' conference at Chatham House and the need to reconceptualise the modalities of intervention in the humanitarian sphere.
In this blog post Dr Estella Carpi reflects on her experiences of teaching humanitarianism in different countries and languages and the importance of de-centring the humanitarian discourse.
In this piece, Dr Janaka Jayawickrama and Bushra Rehman argue that the localisation of aid agenda is shaped by a discourse of global humanitarianism that is characterised by a particular, cultural relationship to power.
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh delivered the keynote address at the Disasters Conference in September 2017. In it she highlights the importance of developing and implementing responses to mass disasters that acknowledge the importance of intersecting identity markers and structures of inequality.
In this introduction to our mini blog series Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh gives and overview of the background to the Southern Responses to Displacement project and the approaches used to better understand the motivations, nature and impacts of Southern-led initiatives to displacement from Syria.