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

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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, conference item or legal commentary
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nlUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schwarz, Tobiast.schwarz@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Hollington, Andreaandrea.hollington@yahoo.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Salverda, Tijotijo@tijosalverda.nlUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schwarz, Tobiast.schwarz@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tappe, Oliverotappe@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmail
RedactorDamsa-Ard, ReginaUNSPECIFIED
PrintmakerWeck, FrederikUNSPECIFIED
RedactorRath, ChristineUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Creators: Global South Studies Center
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-63990
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Voices from around the world
Volume: 2015/1
Date: January 2015
Publisher: Global South Studies Center Cologne
Place of Publication: Cologne, Germany
Language: English
Faculty: Central Institutions / Interdisciplinary Research Centers
Divisions: Global South Studies Center
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
Related URLs:
Refereed: No
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6399

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