Launch of Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations at UCL Institute of Advanced Studies

The Southern Responses to Displacement team are proud to celebrate the launch of the Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations at UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies on the 20th of May. The Handbook editors, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Southern Responses to Displacement PI) and Prof. Patricia Daley (Oxford) and a number of contributing authors will discuss the roles of decolonial... Continue Reading →

Exploring refugees’ conceptualisations of Southern-led humanitarianism

How do refugees themselves experience and conceptualise Southern-led responses developed ‘on their behalf’? Building on her research in Lebanon, Cuba and Algeria vis-a-vis Palestinian and Sahrawi refugees’ participation in a Cuban scholarship programme established in the 1960s, this question has long been at the core of Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s work, and continues to be central... Continue Reading →

The Rise and Fall of Pan-Arabism

Pan-Arabist approaches, along with internationalism and solidarity, refugee-refugee humanitarianism, and faith based responses to forced displacement, can be seen as presenting alternatives to dominant humanitarian discourse and approaches that situate Northern providers as the saviours of Southern victims of displacement.  In this piece, Prof. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, interviewed by Aditya Kiran Kakati, draws upon his chapter 'The... Continue Reading →

Queering South-South Cooperation and Humanitarianism

In this podcast, Dr Emma Mawdsley discusses how to move away from an imperialist politics of international development by questioning western-derived approaches to theory and practice. In her ground-breaking talk, Mawdsley proposes the metaphoric idea of 'queering' South-South cooperation and humanitarianism, which are generally thought of and designed as frameworks that are penetrated by the... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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