Author Archives: Alanna O’Malley

About Alanna O’Malley

Alanna O’Malley is Professor of UN Studies in Peace and Justice at Leiden University. She has a PhD in history from the European University Institute, and her first book, The Diplomacy of Decolonisation, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960–1964, was published in 2018. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of a new project: “Challenging the Liberal World Order from Within, The Invisible History of the United Nations and the Global South (INVISIHIST)” funded by a Starting Grant awarded by the European Research Council in 2019.

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 Continue reading → Continue reading →