Author Archives: Vineet Thakur

About Vineet Thakur

Vineet Thakur is a University Lecturer at Leiden University. He is the author of India’s First Diplomat: V.S. Srinivasa Sastri and the Making of Liberal Internationalism (Bristol, 2021); The Imperial Discipline: Race and the Founding of International Relations (Pluto, 2020—with Alexander Davis and Peter Vale); South Africa, Race and the Making of International Relations (R&L 2020—with Peter Vale, and winner of the Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations, 2020); Jan Smuts and the Indian Question (UKZN Press, 2017), and Postscripts on Independence: Foreign Policy Discourses in India and South Africa (OUP, 2018).

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 →