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South-South Cooperation Beyond the Myths, Rising Donors, New Aid Practices?, edited by Isaline Bergamaschi, Phoebe Moore, Arlene B. Tickner

This book, which brings together scholars from the developed and developing world, explores one of the most salient features of contemporary international relations: South-South cooperation. It builds on existing empirical evidence and offers a comparative analytical framework to critically analyse the aid policies and programmes of ten rising donors from the global South. Amongst these are several BRICS (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) but also a number of less studied countries, including Cuba, Venezuela, the United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Turkey, and Korea. The chapters trace the ideas, identities and actors that shape contemporary South-South cooperation, and also explore potential differences and points of convergence with traditional North-South aid. This thought-provoking edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, international political economy, development, economics, area studies and business. Endorsements: ‘This edited volume is a welcome contribution to the critical understanding of South-South cooperation in international politics. The chapters are written by an impressive group of scholars from both the North and the South with extensive knowledge of development cooperation mechanisms. It will most certainly become required reading for scholars, students and practitioners eager to understand trends in development cooperation.’ - Monica Herz, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ‘This collection is a valuable corrective to stereotypical analyses of South-South cooperation. Bergamaschi, Moore and Tickner have assembled a first-rate set of chapters by an outstanding group of experts deeply engaged in the reassessment of the conceptualization and operation of cooperation strategies. Filled with important actor-based and issue-oriented insights from a diverse range of fascinating case studies, the volume deserves a wide readership from scholars, students and practitioners.’ - Andrew F. Cooper, University of Waterloo, Canada
Table Of Contents
Introduction: South-South Cooperation Beyond the Myths; Isaline Bergamaschi, Arlene B. Tickner -- Part I. Imagining and Shaping SSC: Ideas, Identities and Actors -- Chapter 1. Malleable Identities and Blurring Frontiers of Cooperation: Reflections from India’s ‘distinct' engagement with Senegal and Mozambique; Pooja Jain and Danilo Marcondes -- Chapter 2. A Turkish way of Doing Development Aid? An Analysis from the Somali laboratory; Mehmet Ozkan -- Chapter 3. Good Bye Che? Scope, Identity and Change in Cuba’s South-South Cooperation; Daniele Benzi and Ximena Zapata Mafla -- Chapter 4. The South-South partnership puzzle: the Brazilian Health Expert Community in Mozambique; Paulo Esteves and Manaíra Assunção -- Chapter 5. South Africa: Strengthening South-South Cooperation through Development Cooperation; Sanusha Naidu -- Part II. Is Another Cooperation Possible ? Cultivating Difference, Building Bridges -- Chapter 6. Venezuela and South - South Cooperation: solidarity or realpolitik?; Jose Briceño-Ruiz -- Chapter 7. Between confrontation and coordination: the ambiguities of emerging donors' aid strategy in Lao PDR; Camille Laporte -- Chapter 8. From Identities to Politics: UAE Foreign Aid; Khalid Almezaini -- Chapter 9. Going South to reach the North? The case of Colombia; saline Bergamaschi, Arlene B. Tickner and Jimena Duran -- Chapter 10. Resisting South-South Cooperation? Mozambican Civil Society and Brazilian agricultural technical cooperation; Jimena Durán and Sérgio Chichava -- Conclusion: SSC Experiences Compared, and the Way Forward; Isaline Bergamaschi and Jimena Durán
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2017.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XIX, 334 p. 20 illus.)
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