Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction

Read the series here. This blog was published on 2nd December, 2018. Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Principal Investigator, Southern Responses to Displacement. How can we conceptualise ‘the global South’, and to what extent can thinking through a ‘Southern lens’ help us develop more nuanced... Continue Reading →

‘Southern’ and ‘Northern’ assistance provision beyond the grand narratives: Views from Lebanese and Syrian providers in Lebanon

In this piece, Southern Responses’ Research Associate Dr Estella Carpi reflects on diverse meanings and understandings of the terms ‘the global South’ and ‘the global North,’ focusing in particular on the ways that these terms and the modes of response that are often associated with the ‘South’ and ‘North’ are conceptualised by Lebanese and Syrian aid providers in Lebanon.

Conceptualising the global South and South–South encounters

This piece is an extract from Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Prof. Patricia Daley’s introduction to their new Handbook of South-South Relations and examines a range of terminologies, taxonomies, and conceptualisations of the global 'North' and 'South’. The Southern Responses to Displacement project will be examining how critical engagement with these terms and conceptualisations can enhance... Continue Reading →

Southern Responses at British Academy “Working Together: Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality” Workshop

In November 2018, Dr Estella Carpi from the Southern Responses to Displacement research team took part in “Working Together: Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality,” a workshop held at the British Academy to launch a report of the same title. In this post, Dr Estella Carpi reflects on the workshop and the report,... Continue Reading →

In conversation with the Kahkaha project in Lebanon: an effective example of a Southern-led initiative.

‘One cannot come from outside and decide people’s needs on the basis of assumptions or experiences lived somewhere else.’ In this blog post Dr Estella Carpi interviews Lina Khoury, the founder of the Kahkaha project in Lebanon.  The Kahkaha project aims to blur the boundaries between urban and Palestinian refugee camp spaces.   To do this the... Continue Reading →

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