Mittwoch, 09. November 2022, 16:15 - 18:00 iCal

ie.talks mit Sebastian Haug

Sticky categories: International development and the North-South binary



Seminarraum SG2
Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1, 1090 Wien


What is the Global South? Where is the Global North? And why do people use these terms? This talk focuses on the North-South divide as one of the binaries that – as meta categories – are used to make sense of global space. Following a brief overview of (the usage of) North-South terminology, we are set to engage with the implications of binary framings for the study and practice of international development. In light of the dominance of North-South references and similar binary constructs in development-related debates, we will also ask why these meta categories are difficult to overcome.

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Institut für Internationale Entwicklung


Alexander Hass
Institut für Internationale Entwicklung
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