Empires of ‘inclusion’?

In this blog post, Southern Responses’ Research Associate Dr Estella Carpi explores the implications of the concept and process of ‘inclusion’ in relation to South-South Cooperation. This critique sheds new light on the challenges that the ‘localisation of aid’ agenda needs to face to become more responsive in humanitarian contexts.

Histories and spaces of Southern-led responses to displacement

In this blog 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.

Humanitarianism and Postcoloniality: A Look at Academic Texts

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.    

Southern Responses to Disasters: Keynote Address

Prof. 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.

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