Fall 2010

ISSN 1558-9855

VOL. 6, NO. 3

‘The New South-South Dynamic in Global Affairs’

The Global South: A Metaphor, Not an Etymology by Siba N. Grovogui

Tracing the historical evolution of South-South cooperation, Grovogui shows how over time, different actor constellations and alliances have sought to produce a counterweight to Western dominance in global affairs.

South-South relations in the New International Geopolitics by Carlos G. Aguilar

Drawing on tectonic shifts in international politics, particularly trade and security, Aguilar argues that emerging global players have changed the power balance, creating an opportunity to foster critical debates on global governance issues.

The Rise of Non-Western Influence in Africa by David H. Shinn

In his analysis on the geopolitical importance of the African continent for the 21st century, Shinn highlights the impact of new regional powers, such as India and China, in their hunt for resources and expansion of their spheres of influence.

Hijacking the South-South Dialogue in Latin America: How Hugo Chávez and his allies are weakening hemispheric cooperation and menacing regional stability by Jaime Daremblum

Daremblum critically analyzes the impact of regional politics in the Americas, using the historic and current role of the Organization of American States as his starting point.

South-South Foreign Direct Investment Flows: Focus on Asia by Ramkishen Rajan

Financial capital flows are crucial to understanding our globalized economy. In his article Rajan discusses characteristics of intra-Asian foreign direct investment flows between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s.

India-Gulf Migration: Corruption and Capacity in Regulating Recruitment Agencies by Mary E. Breeding

The gulf region has witnessed a veritable construction boom in recent years, requiring low-skilled and low-wage workers. Based on her extensive fieldwork, Breeding examines the dynamic between agency recruitment practices and government regulatory processes.

Democratizing the Production of Human Rights in Burma by John G. Dale

Dale illustrates how local Burmese activists have engaged in ways to further democratize their social relations of transnational solidarity, thus charting an alternative and progressive course for change in the country.