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Politics of the Global South: an IR Perspective

An exploration of the politics of the Third World/Global South from an International Relations perspective. We will situate the various issues, events, and topics within a global political and economic context. Discussions will centre on global political and economic processes that have shaped the current contours of the Global South, such as colonialism, the Cold War, development narratives, foreign aid and humanitarian intervention, neoliberal globalization, and the rise of BRICs as a global challenge to the North.

POLSCI 767

Politics of the Global South: an IR Perspective

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

An exploration of the politics of the Third World/Global South from an International Relations perspective. We will situate the various issues, events, and topics within a global political and economic context. Discussions will centre on global political and economic processes that have shaped the current contours of the Global South, such as colonialism, the Cold War, development narratives, foreign aid and humanitarian intervention, neoliberal globalization, and the rise of BRICs as a global challenge to the North.


Alina Sajed

Assistant Professor