Published 28 September 2020

Global south

The phrase “Global South” refers broadly to the regions of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. It is one of a family of terms, including “Third World” and “Periphery,” that denote regions outside Europe and North America, mostly (though not all) low-income and often politically or culturally marginalized. The use of the phrase Global South marks a shift from a central focus on development or cultural difference toward an emphasis on geopolitical relations of power (Dados & Connell, 2012).

We would like to state that, as mentioned by Taubert, Bruns, Lenke and Stone ‘‘The identification of countries as ‘poor’ and notions like ‘Global South’ bear normative implications and the act of attributing such classifications may be contested, undesired and may ill reflect the self-image of these states’’ (Taubert, Bruns, Lenke & Stone. 2020).

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