Article Collection - International Day for South-South Cooperation

This collection of articles has been created to mark the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation which will take place on 12 September 2018. The idea of South-South Cooperation as a form of solidarity amongst peoples of the South has a long history, with its modern form arguably being traced back to the Asian–African Conference that took place in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955. During the Twentieth century, the idea of South-South Cooperation was central to organizations such as the Non-Aligned Movement, which called for the establishment of a New International Economic Order (NIEO) which would better promote the interests of developing countries during the 1970s and 80s. More recently, in the post-Cold War era, the idea has regained prominence through the advocacy of certain governments and social movements, as well as the establishment of new institutions centred around the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Summit and alliances such as the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

Many scholars have addressed the issue of South-South Cooperation, critiquing the claims of those who are nominally putting it into practice and assessing what can be done to better promote cooperation in the future. This collection features articles by authors that address a wide variety of issues in relation to South-South Cooperation. We hope that it will be useful for those aiming to further their understanding of the concept.  

Introduction written by Laurence Goodchild, Managing Editor, Area Studies Journals.

All articles in this collection are free to access until 31st December 2018.