P08
South-South cooperation in the context of crisis: the role of Latin America and the Caribbean in the global South

Convenors:
Thomas Muhr (University of Bristol)
Location:
Malet 353
Start time:
3 April, 2014 at 9:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

The panel invites papers that engage with the resurgence of South-South development cooperation with a distinct focus on Latin America and the Caribbean and its global relations.

Long abstract:

The panel invites papers that engage with the resurgence of South-South development cooperation within a historical understanding related to the idea of a New International Economic Order (NIEO) and the association of South-South cooperation with solidarity for collective self-reliance and horizontality as an alternative to asymmetrical North-South relations. Papers may cover any aspect of cooperation such as the economic, political, cultural, social and military, and relate to international or transnational cooperation by state and non-state actors within Latin America and the Caribbean as well as globally. The 'global South' is thus understood in social rather than geographical terms, which means that Latin American and Caribbean relationships with communities in the capitalist core countries are included in the analysis (e.g. ALBA in the New York Bronx). Possible foci may include bi-/trilateral international relations by Latin American and Caribbean governments and their counter-parts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, between regional formations such as the ALBA-TCP, CELAC and UNASUR/Africa South America (ASA) Summit and governments or regionalisms in Africa and Asia, the role of Latin American governments in such alliances as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and G-77, and relations among social forces across borders in Latin America and the Caribbean and the global South more widely. Critical engagement with mainstream conceptions such as 'BRICS' are also welcome, as are historical approaches to South-South cooperation with a distinct focus on Latin America and the Caribbean and its global relations.