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Books

Books authored by the Global South Unit staff

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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

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 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