The ‘Global South’ in the study of world politics

Online Launch

Online, 07.09.2021


This online launch event is co-hosted by Articulação Sul, Sao Paulo, and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn.

The Special Issue The ‘Global South’ in the study of world politics is published by Third World Quarterly in September 2021. Edited by Sebastian Haug, Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner and Günther Maihold, it focuses on the increasing popularity of the ‘Global South’ as a meta category and asks whether and how it can be put to analytical use for research on world politics.

In this online launch event, editors and authors present their contributions and invite participants to discuss the main arguments put forward across the pages of the Special Issue.

Special Issue papers (see below) include contributions by Adriana Abdenur, Tobias Berger, Manuela Boatcă, Andrew Cooper, Nadine Godehardt, Sebastian Haug, Florian Koch, Paul Kohlenberg, Supriya Roychoudhury, Siddarth Tripathi and Laura Trajber Waisbich.

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Sebastian Haug, Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner and Günther Maihold
The ‘Global South’ in the study of world politics: examining a meta category

Andrew Cooper
China, India and the pattern of G20/BRICS engagement: differentiated ambivalence between ‘rising’ power status and solidarity with the Global South

Paul Kohlenberg and Nadine Godehardt
Locating the ‘South’ in China’s connectivity politics

Manuela Boatcă
Unequal institutions in the longue durée: citizenship through a Southern lens

Tobias Berger
The ‘Global South’ as a relational category: global hierarchies in the production of law and legal pluralism

Sebastian Haug
A Thirdspace approach to the ‘Global South’: insights from the margins of a popular category

Siddharth Tripathi
International Relations and the ‘Global South’: From Epistemic Hierarchies to Dialogic Encounters

Florian Koch
Cities as transnational climate change actors: applying a Global South perspective

Adriana Abdenur
Climate and Security: UN agenda-setting and the ‘Global South’

Laura Trajber Waisbich, Supriya Roychoudhury and Sebastian Haug
Beyond the single story: ‘Global South’ polyphonies

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Datum / Uhr
07.09.2021 / 16:00 - 17:00


Online (Zoom)


10-11 am New York City  /  11 am-12 pm Rio de Janeiro  /  4 - 5 pm Berlin / 7:30-8:30 pm Delhi


Please register by sending a short email to Zoom details will be shared prior to the event.