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South-South Cooperation

Africa on the Centre Stage

  • Renu Modi

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Renu Modi
      Pages 1-15
  3. The Concept, History and Moving Forward

  4. Economic Dimensions of South-South Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ayodele Aderinwale, Abiola Sanusi
      Pages 75-95
    3. Sanjukta Banerji Bhattacharya
      Pages 96-115
    4. Renu Modi
      Pages 116-137
  5. Socio-Political Context of South-South Cooperation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book


This book critically analyses the ways in which Africa has shifted from the periphery of global trade, international relations and politics to the centre of the world stage because of its existing and potential economic prowess and purchasing power that the continent has to offer.


development Development Cooperation international relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Renu Modi
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for African StudiesUniversity of MumbaiIndia

About the editors

AYODELE PATRICK ADERINWALE Executive Director of the Africa Leadership Forum (ALF) in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. NED BERTZ Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Hawai'i. SANJUKTA BANERJI BHATTACHARYA Professor of International Relations at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. FANTU CHERU Research Director at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden and Emeritus Professor of International Development at the School of International Service, American University in Washington, DC, USA. AVINASH GOVINDJEE Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. SANUSHA NAIDU Research Director of the Emerging Powers in Africa Program based with Fahamu, the network for social justice issues in South Africa. MARIUS OLIVIER Director of the International Institute for Social Law and Policy (IISLP), Australia and Adjunct Professor in Australia and South Africa. CHANDRAKANT PATEL Represents NGOs in Switzerland and provides consulting services and teaches courses in international trade at TRAPCA, a joint programme established by ESAMI and University of Lund, Sweden. SHAJI SADASIVAN Assistant Professor in Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), in Dharwad, Karnataka, India. ABIOLA SANUSI Principal Consultant of Riplington & Associates in Abuja -F.C.T, Nigeria. SEEMA SHEKHAWAT Post Doctoral Fellow in the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India. FRANCISCO SIMPLICIO Chief of the Division for Knowledge Management of the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) KAREN SMITH Teaches International Relations at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

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“The book is a valuable contribution to literature because there are very limited books that are written specifically for the issue of South-South Cooperation. … the book is enriched with examples that clearly define the discussed concepts and comments. Moreover, the book gives a great place to the international and regional institutions in the context of South-South Cooperation, and it is very crucial in this globalized world that the role of the institutions is not denied.” (Yağmur Erşan, Turkish Weekly,, December, 2015)