How the Global South is Reinventing the World

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Speaker: Prof. Bertrand Badie (Science Po)

Date: 26 March 2020

Place: santralistanbul Campus, E1-202

Time: 13.30


Global South has been considered for a long time as the "periphery" of the international system. Such a vision is now totally outdated: the main conflicts are presently located in Africa and Middle East, while Europe is no longer the battlefield of the world; the main issues which are now at stake come from the South; the international agenda is no longer elaborated by the old powers and the power itself is getting powerless and currently defeated.


Is now "weakness politics" substituted to power politics? Is globalization making room to new actors, new cultures and new regional powers? Are local actors more efficient that traditional international powers? Are these new actors able to invent a new international system?