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Books authored by the Global South Unit staff

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China and Africa - Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent

Editors: Alden, C., Alao, A., Chun, Z., Barber, L. 

This book investigates the expanding involvement of China in security cooperation in Africa. Drawing on leading and emerging scholars in the field, the volume uses a combination of analytical insights and case studies to unpack the complexity of security challenges confronting China and the continent. It interrogates how security considerations impact upon the growing economic and social links China has developed with African states.

 

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Foreign Policy Analysis - New approaches, 2nd Edition

By Chris AldenAmnon Aran

Building on the success of the first edition, this revised volume re-invigorates the conversation between foreign policy analysis and international relations. It opens up the discussion, situating existing debates in foreign policy in relation to contemporary concerns in international relations, and provides a concise and accessible account of key areas in foreign policy analysis that are often ignored. Focusing on how foreign policy decision making affects the conduct of states in the international system, and analysing the relationship between policy, agency and actors, the volume examines:

  • foreign policy and bureaucracies
  • domestic sources of foreign policy
  • foreign policy and the state
  • foreign policy and globalization
  • foreign policy and change.

This second edition builds on and expands the theoretical canvas of foreign policy analysis, shaping its ongoing dialogue with international relations and offering an important introduction to the field. It is essential reading for all students of foreign policy and international relations.

 

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The China-Latin America Axis: Emerging Markets and their Role in an Increasingly Globalised World

This second edition authored by Dr Álvaro Méndez and Dr Gastón Fornes explores and accounts for the many changes in the emerging markets of China and the Latin American countries since 2011. Taking account of the major developments such as the rapid expansion of the Chinese state and the ongoing effects of the world recession, the authors will present up-to-date case studies and data on both Chinese and Latin American companies, including updates on those included in the first edition and presenting new innovative start-ups. Including an international relations perspective alongside business strategy and global markets, The China-Latin America Axis 2nd edition presents the drastic changes in the globalized economy in the past 5 years. 

 

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Colombian Agency and the making of US Foreign Policy: Intervention by Invitation

This book authored by Dr Álvaro Méndez studies a significant event in US relations with Latin America, shedding light on the role of dependent states and their foreign policy agency in the process by which local concerns become intertwined with the dominant state’s foreign policy. Plan Colombia was a large-scale foreign aid programme through which the US intervened in the internal affairs of Colombia, by invitation. It proved to be one of the major successes of US foreign policy, and has been credited with stemming a potentially catastrophic security failure of the Colombian state.

 

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China and  Mozambique: From Comrades to Capitalists

New Edited volume by Dr Chris Alden and Dr Sergio Chichava, "China and Mozambique drills down into the heart of a relationship whose growing depth and complexity exposes key themes that will affect Africa’s future development."

 

 

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Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security

This book, authored by Dr Caroline Varin, assesses the use of ‘mercenaries’ by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies in the 'Global South' as well as in Western societies. 

Working Papers

The LSE Global South Unit Working Paper Series showcases research conducted by GSU staff and other academics working on the topic of the emergence of the 'Global South'.

Working Paper Series

2018

 

 

2017

 

2016

WORKING PAPER SERIES

'Early Lessons from the Colombian Peace Process'

by Andrés Ucrós Maldonado.

WPS 01-2016.

 

2015

WORKING PAPER SERIES

'The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation between Brazil and Argentina

by Matias Spektor.

WPS 04-2015.

 

 

WORKING PAPER SERIES

'A comparative study of foreign economic policies: The CIVETS countries

by Angélica Guerra-Barón and Álvaro Méndez.

WPS 03-2015.

 

 

 

2014

WORKING PAPER SERIES

'Strategies and Counter-strategies: China in the Andean Region of South America'  

by  Ádam Chimienti and Benjamin Creutzfeldt.

WPS 01-2014.

 

Call for papers

The Global South Unit is now soliciting submissions for its Working Paper Series and Policy Briefs series. We welcome research manuscripts of the standard of quality expected of submissions to academic journals or academic book chapters.

All manuscripts must be original scholarly efforts which make a substantive contribution to scientific knowledge concerning the following subjects:

  1. South-South cooperation.
  2. Latin America in a global context.
  3. Emergence of China in the South.
  4. Foreign Policies of the South.
  5. Regionalism and the South.

Authorship of papers is not limited to members of academic faculties; practitioners and independent researchers are also encouraged to apply. Submissions must conform to the following format requirements:

  1. APA 6th edition citation style must be used, along with the full list of references.
  2. The file format must be Microsoft Word (and not .pdf).
  3. A title page must include, in addition to the title, the names of the author(s), an address for correspondence, an abstract with keywords, and the month and year of submission.
  4. Line spacing must be 1.5, margins 1”, and the text justified.
  5. A word limit of 4,000 must be observed.

Submit to Dr. Alvaro Mendez  a.mendez@lse.ac.uk ; or to Ms. Tatiana Lujan t.lujan@lse.ac.uk.

The Global South Unit’s decisions to publish on its website are final.

All work published in the working paper series remain the property of the author. 

Policy Brief

The LSE Global South Unit Policy Briefs Series showcases expert analysis conducted by GSU staff, and other academics and political experts working on the topic of the emergence of the 'Global South'.

Policy Brief Series

POLICY BRIEF SERIES

The discrete role of Latin America in the globalization process

By Iliana Olivié and Manuel Gracía.

PBS 01-2018

December 2017

POLICY BRIEF SERIES

The Long Crisis Facing Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Policy Reforms.

by Rajiv Biswas and Álvaro Méndez 

PBS 01-2016

January 2016

Call for papers

The Global South Unit is now soliciting submissions for its Policy Briefs. We welcome position statements of the standard of quality expected of submissions to policy journals.
All manuscripts must be original and previously unpublised, and address policies concerning the following subjects:
  1. South-South cooperation.
  2. Latin America in a global context.
  3. Africa in a global context.
  4. Emergence of China in the South.
  5. Foreign Policies of the South.
  6. Regionalism and the South.
Authorship of papers is not limited to members of academic faculties; practitioners and independent researchers are also encouraged to apply. Submissions must conform to the following format requirements:
  1. APA 6th edition citation style must be used, along with the full list of references.
  2. The file format must be Microsoft Word (and not .pdf).
  3. A title page must include, in addition to the title, the names of the author(s), an address for correspondence, an abstract with keywords, and the month and year of submission.
  4. Line spacing must be 1.5, margins 1”, and the text justified.
  5. A word limit of 3,000 must be observed.
Submit to Dr. Alvaro Mendez  a.mendez@lse.ac.uk ; or to Ms. Tatiana Lujan t.lujan@lse.ac.uk.
The Global South Unit’s decisions to publish on its website are final.
All work published in the policy brief series remain the property of the author.

Articles

Published by LSE Global South Unit staff in external outlets

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Global Governance in Foreign Policy  

Author:

Dr Álvaro Méndez, Senior research fellow and co-founder of the LSE Global South Unit. 

forthcoming Jul–Sep 2017

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It’s time South Africa tuned into Africa’s views about its role on the continent

Authors:

Chris Alden, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Maxi Schoeman, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria.

Asnake Kefale, Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Addis Ababa University

2017

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African countries square up for battle over future of ivory trade ban

Authors: 

Chris Alden, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Ross Harvey, Senior Researcher in Natural Resource Governance (Africa), South African Institute of International Affairs

2016

If you wish to submit a paper to be considered for publication, please contact us by email: gsu@lse.ac.uk