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Afewerk Tekle, “Total Liberation of Africa,” 1961.
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Our featured essay this issue introduces the New Histories of the Global South and the UN dossier edited by Alanna O’Malley and Vineet Thakur. Reframing the narrative of the UN through its Global South actors, this dossier analyzes the liberal world order in the context of multiple histories from West Papua, Latin America, and the Portuguese empire.

Introduction: Shaping a Global Horizon, New Histories of the Global South and the UN

Abstract: This introduction lays out the agenda for this special issue. We argue for more inclusive histories of the UN system which incorporate the role of the Global South in shaping its past and present. In general, we ask: how have the Global South actors and coalitions/formations critiqued, interrogated, nuanced, and advanced the principles and practice of liberal world order? In order to set up the conceptual context for the essays in the collection, we argue that the “Global South” is neither a place nor Read More »

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