Global India and the politics of accountability in South-South Cooperation
Part of the Modern South Asian Studies Seminar Series.
Speaker: Laura Trajber Waisbich, OSGA, University of Oxford
Date: 22 November 2022, 2.00pm
Venue: Syndicate Room, St Antony's College
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In the past decades, India and other emerging developing economies have been playing a growing role in global development, mostly through what is known as South-South Cooperation (SSC). This presentation explores some of the ways accountability has been understood, disputed and negotiated within India in the context of country’s growing development cooperation role. Looking at accountability politics in the context of India’s SSC can reveal ongoing disputes over India’s international identity as both a ‘Southern/developing country’ as well as a ‘rising power’. It also reveals domestic disputes over foreign policymaking and over the very idea of development within India.
All are welcome to attend.