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Written by Anna Di Ronco People in Puglia, a region in the south of Italy, are protesting against the building of the so-called TAP pipeline, which aims at bringing gas from Azerbaijan to Europe through Italy. They have expressed their dissent and concerns through protests, discussion meetings, buskers’ performances and concerts—all organised mostly in San [...]

By Alice Hutchins For the last two weeks, organisations and climate leaders from around the globe have met to discuss the resounding issue of Climate Change, and how we can mitigate it. The Global Climate Action Summit called for a meeting of co-operators who were willing to commit to ensuring a climate-safe future for all. [...]

  By Alice Hutchins The word ‘Sharia’ in Arabic means ‘the way’ or ‘the path’. It exists within the Islamic Religion as a sense of moral guidance according to the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet. However, the Sharia can often be misinterpreted, especially by western cultures who may perceive it as an old-fashioned [...]

Remembering Mandela

By Alice Hutchins The quotes below are from novels by prominent black writers, who have been recent Booker Prize winners, and have been discussed as part of Oprah Winfrey’s book club. It could be argued that these works of literature are part of Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Mandela was a pioneer in promoting equality during one [...]

Outreach In Nepal

  By Alice Hutchins, When GSAN was first founded, the concept of establishing powerful links and creating networks in all areas of the world seemed like a remote possibility. In recent months however, it has become evident that governments and organisations are beginning to co-operate across a vast array of issues, to share research and [...]

ISA Accra 2019 Conference

By Alice Hutchins, Creative Writing Graduate, University of East Anglia What do we think of when we picture the Global South? Well, The Global South consists of the countries who receive foreign aid, places such as Africa and Nepal and Bangladesh. The first thing that comes to some people’s minds are ideas of a poverty-stricken [...]

By Queal King, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Government, University of Essex The task seemed simple – collect as many Resilience Action Plans (RAPs) as possible at a cross-national level. We first agreed that our database would provide information such as the country of origin, the type of coverage (e.g. national, municipal), plan publication date, [...]

Introducing the Resilience Action Plans Project   by Kakia Chatsiou, Senior Research Officer, Dept. of Government, University of Essex Across the policy world and a variety of disciplines, the concept of resilience is a buzz-word that has become so ubiquitous as to be almost meaningless. Political scientists rarely grapple with conceptualizing or measuring resilience, despite [...]

GSAN Launch

Hello there, and welcome to GSAN! We are a group of scholars dedicated to building research capacity in the Global South. If you are interested in doing the same, we would love to have you join us. The Global South Academic Network (GSAN) was founded in 2017 by a group of scholars seeking to expand [...]