South-South Cooperation in International Organizations: Its Conceptualization and Implementation within UNDP and UNHCR

How do conceptualisations of humanitarian ‘emergencies,’ and the expectation that processes of South-South cooperation will be guided by the principle of ‘mutual benefit,’ influence the approaches taken by the UN ‘development’ and ‘refugee’ agencies’ strategic planning and policy implementation? The Southern Responses to Displacement project is exploring and identifying diverse perceptions and models of Southern-led... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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