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 →
This piece is posted as part of the blog series, Thinking through the Global South. You can read the series here. In this blog post Dr Estella Carpi examines the impact of the structural relationships between the Global North and Global South and puts forward the concept of ‘Southism’. This term is used to describe... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.