Call for Papers - Dossier: “Realities and contemporary perspectives in South-South Cooperation and integration processes in Latin America, facing the change of the regional political cycle”
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS JOURNAL “ESTUDOS INTERNACIONAIS”
PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF MINAS GERAIS
CALL FOR PAPERS, VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1 (2016)
“REALITIES AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES IN SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION PROCESSES IN LATIN AMERICA, FACING THE CHANGE OF THE REGIONAL POLITICAL CYCLE”
Rafael Domínguez Martín (Director of the Professorship of International Cooperation and with Iberoamerica, Department of Economics, University of Cantabria)
Giuseppe Lo Brutto (Researcher- Professor, Institute of Social Science and Humanities “Alfonso Vélez Pliego”, Autonomous University of Puebla)
- Full manuscript submission: October 31, 2016 (New)
- Double blind peer review: November 14, 2016
- Dossier Publication: December, 2016
Background and thematic focus of the dossier:
The change of the political cycle in Latin America and the upsurge of the world economic crisis pose great uncertainties for south-south cooperation (SSC) and the regional integration processes (RIP) in the region. This highly complex dynamic, forces to rethink the strategies, priorities and mechanisms of these two extremes of the intra-regional relations which are SSC and RIP. While the solidarity concept that distinguished both processes it has been cracked, an alignment to traditional cooperation it is produced as well as a return to open regionalism, banishing from many countries the vision of building an alternative system or at least more autonomous in which they were committed.
In this context, this dossier aims to collect a wide variety of topics including the following (non limitative):
- What are the prospects for real existing integration projects, such as: Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and Pacific Alliance (AP) facing the change of the regional political cycle?
- Given the new international reconfiguration offered by the contemporary context. Which actors and dynamics are emerging and how these would define the path of the SCC and PIR in Latin America on the coming years?
- What is the interaction among SCC, RIP and the different models of regionalisms in the current Latin American context?
- How to generate a broader understanding than the so far existing, about the current role of the private sector (business and civil society) in SCC and RIP?
- What will be the new role of China in the region particularly for SCC and RIP, considering its last changes in political, economic and commercial direction in the global context?
- Which new partnerships should explore SSC for development and maintenance of the ideals that led to its emergence?
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