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The ‘Global South' in social science research: a meta category on the rise

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Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Price: free

The ‘Global South' in social science research: a meta category on the rise

The event is organised as part of the Criminology, Politics and Sociology Seminar Series 2022-2023. It is a rich part of the department's research culture, as it fosters interdisciplinary relationships and encourages networking both nationally and internationally.

This event will be held on Teams - the link will be emailed upon booking.

All are welcome.

The speaker

Sebastian Haug is a post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) where he studies development partnerships and global power shifts in international organizations. Sebastian used to work for the United Nations in China and Mexico and has held visiting positions at New York University and the Istanbul Policy Centre. His research on international alliances, multilateralism and South-South cooperation has been published in Global Governance, Third World Quarterly and the Journal of International Development. Sebastian holds a Master's from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

The topic

References to the ‘Global South' have made it to the centre of debates about world affairs. From climate change activism to multilateral negotiations, it has become a staple terminology in media, politics and academic research. This talk approaches the ‘Global South' as a meta category: a tool that maps global space by classifying a wide range of social phenomena. Following a review of definitions and diverging understandings, we will explore why an explicit and differentiated approach to meta categories is a crucial component of knowledge production. In preparation for this talk, participants are invited to read through the 2021 Third World Quarterly Special Issue "The ‘Global South' in the study of world politics".

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Dogus Simsek, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology