Innovating South-South Cooperation: Policies, Challenges and Prospects

Shams Banihani • 1 August 2019
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The edited book, titled Innovating South-South Cooperation: Policies, Challenges and Prospects published by University of Ottawa Press arose out of an evident lack of literature on SSC, both in academia and the policy world.  As many chapters reveals, the present understanding and future of SSC depends on many factors, such as improving means of communication and sharing of knowledge among partner countries and adopting a more analytical approach to define emerging modalities and practices of SSC. Thereby, this manuscript brings together an array of studies focused on the various regions, to examine the distinctions that shape the forms and functions of SSC.   This publication fills this gap in the literature, addressing both SSC as a concept and providing several regional and international examples of these forms of cooperation and their importance in understanding major development challenges in today’s world.


The book brings together leading academics and respected practitioners from around the Global South and elsewhere who have been directly involved in issues relating to SSC and its modalities. In these chapters, they expand ideas and policy recommendations on the current and future structural elements of SSC. The book is divided into two parts: The first four chapters revolve around SSC policy and programs, while Part 2 includes seven chapters that make up case studies from China, Africa, Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey.


See enclosed summary of the publication.  Full version of the book can be viewed via this link:

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