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 →

‘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.

Pan-Arabism

Our fourth and final introductory mini blog by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses how Pan-Arabist approaches to displacement can present an alternative to dominant discourse that situate Northern humanitarian providers as saviours of displaced Southern populations.

Refugee-Refugee Humanitarianism

First responders in contexts of displacement are themselves often refugees. Our third introductory mini blog examines how a focus on refugee-refugee humanitarianism makes it possible to recognise and meaningfully engage with the agency of displaced populations.

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