Research terminology from the ‘Global North’ to the ‘Global South’ – conceptualisations, interpretations and challenges from Hatay, Turkey.

Home to about half a million Syrian refugees, Hatay is a diverse Turkish city where Southern Responses to Displacement Researcher, Amal Shaiah Istanbouli, has been conducting interviews with Syrian refugees and Turkish local communities members.  In this piece Amal discusses some of the challenges she found in ‘classifying’ Syrian refugees and other local resident interlocutors... Continue Reading →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part Two The Hidden Role of Social Class

In Part Two of this two-part series examining class-based inequality that can be both ignored and exacerbated by humanitarian programmes and aid workers, Dr Carpi draws on research conducted for the Southern Responses to Displacement project and argues that economic changes brought about by the introduction of a humanitarian economy of consumerism and labour in... Continue Reading →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part One

‘Little attention has been paid to the class-based inequality that the very presence of humanitarian agencies produces in crisis-affected settings’ argues Dr Estella Carpi, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Research Associate, in this two-part blog series.  Drawing on observations made during research carried out in Northern Lebanon for the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Dr Carpi... Continue Reading →

Decolonial approaches to refugee migration: Nof Nasser Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in conversation

In this conversation, Dr Nof Nasser Eddin and Dr Nour Abu-Assab - the founders and directors of the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration (CTDC) - discuss the importance of decolonial approaches to studying refugee migration. In so doing, they draw on their research, consultancy and advocacy work at CTDC, a London-based research centre which... Continue Reading →

Cooperation on refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean – The ‘Cartagena process’ and South–South approaches.

The 1984 Cartagena Declaration represents one of the earliest articulations of a Latin American regional approach to refugees and is one of the longest-running and most successful exemplars of such regional cooperation in the world.  In this post, an abridged version of his chapter in the Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations, Prof. David Cantor traces... Continue Reading →

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