The Rise Of The Global South: Philosophical, Geopolitical And Economic Trends Of The 21st Century, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814397814
  • ISBN-13: 9789814397810
  • DDC: 330.91724
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 452 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book provides a broad and in-depth introduction to the geopolitical, economic and trade changes wrought with the increasing influence of the countries of the Global South in international affairs.The global role of the developing countries came to the forefront in 1974, when the United Nations General Assembly promulgated The New International Economic Order.Since then, the countries of the Global South, particularly China, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Qatar, made an indelible impact upon the worlds economic architecture.However, their true influence became starkly illustrated during the onset of the 2000s, when several seismic events occurred. The September Eleventh terrorist attacks - with the resultant debilitating wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - extreme world commodity price increases and the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 all served to wrench the epicenter of global influence increasingly southward. While the developed countries of the Global North became mired in economic stagnation with problems associated with the global financial crisis, their collective influence waned. Since then, the world has been attempting to accommodate, somewhat unevenly, the rising geopolitical and economic clout of the Global South.This book presents a collection of scholarly articles that, taken together, functions as a primer on the workings of the immense global changes at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
Introduction: South–South Cooperation and the Global Economic (R)evolution.
1: Cooperation in the Global South: History and Process.
2: How the South Was Born: Reflections on the Geography and Culture of Inequality.
3: South–South Cooperation: A Counter-Hegemonic Movement?.
4: South–South Cooperation: A Bridge Between Regionalism and Globalization?.
5: Conflict and Resolution: Geostrategic Cooperation in Africa and the Arab/Islamic World.
6: Africa and South–South Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges.
7: Gaddafi's Southern Legacy: Ideology and Power Politics in Africa.
8: The Gulf States and South–South Cooperation.
9: South–South Cooperation and the Impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb Region: Missed Opportunities and the Way Forward.
10: Searching for an End Game in the West's Unwinnable Wars in the South: The Experience of Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Selection of Muslim Countries.
11: Trade, Tourism, and Migration as South–South Cooperation Drivers.
12: Tourism, Sustainable Development, and Poverty Alleviation.
13: Migrants as Agents of South–South Cooperation: The Case of Chinese in Africa.
14: Promoting Industrialization: Trade and Industrial Strategies for the Global South.
15: South–South Cooperation in the WTO: Doha to Cancun.
16: South–South Cooperation and Emerging Economies: Insights from Health Sector Cooperation between India and Brazil.