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Concepts of the Global South

Hollington, Andrea and Salverda, Tijo and Schwarz, Tobias and Tappe, Oliver (2015) Concepts of the Global South. Voices from around the world. Global South Studies Center Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

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    Abstract

    Where and what is the Global South? If you ask people on the street, many would probably not have the faintest idea. In everyday parlance and mass media, Global South has hardly become a household term. In academic and (global) policy circles, though, the term is used with much more gusto. Politicians refer to it. The United Nations organize their statistical data in accordance with the term. Academics write books about it - or, as in our case, explicitly include the term in the name of a research center: Global South Studies Center (GSSC). But what does the term entail? Who uses it and why? And what are the implications of marking distinctions between the Global South and the Global North? We thought it relevant to address these questions in more detail – after all, we work for a recently established research institute featuring the term in its name. Accordingly, we asked a number of academics, journals and academic institutions to reflect on the term. In this online issue, we share their various perspectives and critical reflections on the notion of the Global South – see also a short discussion on a number of YouTube videos we have included.

    Item Type: Book
    Creators:
    CreatorsEmail
    Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.de
    Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nl
    Schwarz, Tobiast.schwarz@uni-koeln.de
    Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.de
    Editors:
    EditorsEmail
    Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.de
    Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nl
    Schwarz, Tobiast.schwarz@uni-koeln.de
    Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.de
    Contributors:
    ContributionNameEmail
    RedactorDamsa-Ard, Regina
    PrintmakerWeck, Frederik
    RedactorRath, Christine
    Corporate Creators: Global South Studies Center
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-63990
    Series Name: Voices from around the world
    Publisher: Global South Studies Center Cologne
    Subjects: Generalities, Science
    Social sciences
    Political science
    Customs, etiquette, folklore
    Geography and travel
    Uncontrolled Keywords:
    KeywordsLanguage
    Global South, GSSC, Global North, Voices from around the world, University of Cologne, Globalization,English
    Faculty: Fakultätsunabhängige Einrichtungen
    Divisions: Fakultätsunabhängige Einrichtungen > Global South Studies Center Cologne
    Language: English
    Date: January 2015
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
    Related URLs:
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 09:57:43
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6399

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