TWQThe Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy has initiated a special issue of Third World Quarterly, “The UN and the Global South,” edited by Thomas G. Weiss and Pallavi Roy. This issue is free to download until the end of May. To download the special issue visit Third World Quarterly at Taylor & Francis Online.


  • “The UN and the Global South, 1945 and 2015: past as prelude?” (Thomas G. Weiss and Pallavi Roy)

Ideas and shifting power relations

  • “‘Idea-shift’: how ideas from the rest are reshaping global order” (Amitav Acharya)
  • “Emerging powers and the creation of the UN: three ships of Theseus” (Adriana Erthal Abdenur)

International peace and security

  • “The revolt against the West: intervention and sovereignty” (Adekeye Adebajo)
  • “The South and disarmament at the UN” (Dan Plesch)
  • “Arab agency and the UN project: the League of Arab States between universality and regionalism” (Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou)

Human rights and development

  • “Normative human rights cascades, North and South” (Bertrand G. Ramcharan)
  • “Managing the global commons: common good or common sink?” (Nico Schrijver)
  • “Developing countries and the right to development: a retrospective and prospective African view” (Fantu Cheru)
  • “Economic growth, the UN and the Global South: an unfulfilled promise”(Pallavi Roy)