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The future of South-South economic relations free pdf The book presents a forward-looking analysis of South-South economic relations, and how they might impact and be impacted by the rest of the world. It includes a broad array of empirical case studies from across the global south, including Africa, Latin America and, particularly, the rise of China and features a truly global group of authors, both policy practitioners and academics, including leading names in their field. The phrase 'South-South cooperation' gained popularity in the 1970s as developing countries negotiated agreements aimed at narrowing the development gap with the North (UNDP 2004). More recently, however, the term has taken on new importance in the face of the global financial downturn and stalled multilateral trade negotiations. The surprising resilience of certain emerging economies and regional integration trends indicate that the global South may yet sit in the driver's seat of the world economy. The discussion reveals three key insights into the nature and future of economic collaboration in the global South. First, and perhaps most transparently, the nature of South-South economic relations extends far beyond simple trade relationships. It involves investment and finance, labour and workforce movement, as well as cooperation in global economic governance. Secondly, the 'South', while a helpful category for some analyses, is far from homogeneous. Indeed, a gap seems to be widening between those countries designated 'emerging economies' and those which are not. Finally, existing collaboration among Southern countries has had both distinctly positive and negative impacts thus far. Undoubtedly, South-South economic relations have potential for harm and for good. In the absence of directed policies and intentional market and government actors, imbalances of power and growing gaps in development will persist. With the right policies in place and the right incentives in the market, however, these relationships could forge a new global order with greater economic and political equality.

About Adil Najam

Adil Najam is the vice chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. Until 2011 he was the Frederick S. Pardee professor of global public policy at Boston University and the director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. Professor Najam was a lead author for the Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), work for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2009 he was selected by the United Nations secretary-general to serve on the UN Committee on Development (CDP). In 2010, he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of Pakistan's highest civil awards, and in 2011 he was elected as a trustee of WWF-International. Professor Najam's research and teaching relate to sustainable development, climate change, international trade, global governance, human security and South Asia studies. His earlier books include Envisioning a Sustainable Development Agenda for Trade and Environment (2006)- Environment, Development and Human Security: Perspectives from South Asia (2003)- and Civic Entrepreneurship (2002). Rachel Thrasher completed her master's degree in international relations at Boston University in 2008. She received her Juris Doctor in June 2007, also from Boston University, and was admitted to practise law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While in graduate school, she focused her research on issues surrounding US-style free trade agreements and their legal impact on Latin American countries. After graduation, she worked as a fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer- Range Future. There, she examined policy issues related to economic relations between developing countries, regional trade agreements, multilateral environmental agreements and global forests governance. In 2011, Ms Thrasher received an appointment as lecturer-in-law at Boston University School of Law, where she taught problem-solving in international law. Her most recent research explores the relationship and potential conflict between ethical sourcing and the World Trade Organization.

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Author : Adil Najam
Publisher : HSRC Press
Data Published : 01 August 2013
ISBN : 0796924341
EAN : 9780796924346
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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