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SAIIA Newsletter No. 5, 1970

This newsletter contains four articles and two brief reports: Luciano Tomassini’s article concerns Latin American nationalism in the light of the Consensus of Vina del Mar, where the Latin American governments concluded that the domestic effort o…

The Governance of Climate Finance in Africa, Asia and Latin America : Some Critical Reflections

"Climate finance,if democratically governed, can play an important role in assisting vulnerable peoples and communities to withstand and adapt to the impacts of climate change. As the climate finance regime is developing, this policy brief explo…

Learning from the Latins: Political and economic transition in Latin America and South Africa

"While no one country ever provides a perfect model for another, it is nonetheless valuable to contrast the experiences and expectations of South Africa with those of various Latin American countries. The diversity among these states provides an op…

Regional Co-operation: The Record and Outlook

"This publication brings together the various papers delivered at the Conference, which was held in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 1984. The views presented on the experience of international co-operation in various regions of the world and the prospect…

Other Facets no 20

In ‘Massive Brazilian Diamond Fraud,’ Brazil is one of the oldest diamond producing countries in the world, but nobody can say where half of the diamonds it exports have been mined, and government certificates accompanying fully one quarter of Brazi…

Comanagement of Natural Resources: Local Learning for Poverty Reduction

In the past two decades we have seen dramatic developments in the understanding of equitable and sustainable natural resource management. These have been informed and backed by innovation and research, not least that supported by IDRC, Canada's Inte…

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly F…

Brazil as an Regional Power in Latin America or South America?

This briefing, part history of ideas, part history of international relations, provides historical background to Brazil’s emergence as a regional power. It argues that Brazil never considered itself an integral part of Latin America which, for Brazi…

MERCOSUR & SADC regional integration in the South

"The process of globalisation is sustained by, and produces, national and regional interdependencies.But in contrast to the Cold War emphasis on regionalism in the form of collective security arrangements, there has been a new emphasis on regional…

Doing business in Latin America

Economic growth in Latin America has been cyclical. Unsustainable growth rates have earned the region a reputation of being an unstable long-term investment destination. Despite this, enormous business potential exists in Latin America. There are a …

SAIIA Newsletter vol. 6, no. 2, 1974

This newsletter contains several articles by various authors. John Barratt’s article describes developments in Portugal and its African provinces, Angola and Mozambique, discusses the constitutional changes in Portugal under the direction of Prime M…

The Resurgence of Radical Nationalism in the South Atlantic: a working paper

"We here take a closer look at these radical nationalisms and the challenges which they face. For besides being in urgent need of solidarity, their predicament raises universal questions regarding the ways and means of delinking in the course of sy…

Regional integration in Southern Africa: Comparative International perspectives

"This volume traces the process of Southern African integration, comparing it with international experiences in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Integration in Southern Africa is made difficult not only because of economic differences, but also becau…

Manufacturing Employment Elasticity and Its Drivers in Developing and Emerging Countries : Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper does not try to provide comprehensive analysis of the de-industrialization process, deeply addressed by researchers, but rather assess to what extent manufacturing activities, limited as they are, are inclusive in sub-Saharan Africa, com…

Crisis Control: The Use of Simulations for Policy Decision-Making

In face of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, use of evidence may be key to timely and precise decision-making. This policy brief explores the use of simulations in policy decision making in the Brazilian State of São Paulo in fighting the COVID-19 p…

Coopération Contre la Criminalité Transnationale : Cas de la Zone de Paix et de Coopération de l’Atlantique Sud – ZOPACAS/ Cooperation Against Transnational Crime: The Case of the Peace Zone and of Cooperation with the South Atlantic

While the threats, which transnational organized crime presented in the 1970s, were seen as secondary, the change in its nature, the increase in its risks and it being increasingly stigmatized as responsible for political instabilities and certain i…

Global Constitutionalism in Global Health Governance and Regional Responses: Exploring African and Latin American Compulsory License Regimes

This paper discusses conditions under which a regional compulsory license (CL) regime can be feasible and useful for African and Latin (especially) South American regional organizations. We focus on the African Union (AU), the Southern African Dev…

Regional Integration and Poverty: How do Southern Regionalisms Embed Norms and Practices of Social Development through Health Governance and Diplomacy?

Regional organisations are moving away from traditional market-based goals to embrace issues of welfare and social development, yet little is known what role, if any, regional organisations can play in policy formation that is conducive to embed a…

Latin America's Uncoordinated Response in Tackling COVID-19

The response of Latin American countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has been nationalistic, uncoordinated and varied in terms of effectiveness. Unlike in Africa, where there has been a great deal of coordinated action by continental bodies charged wit…

US and Chinese COVID-19 Health Outreach to Africa and Latin America: A Comparison

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has arguably been worsened by the lack of a coordinated global response, driven in part by the tensions between the US and China. On a wider scale, the pandemic has also driven a nationalist turn that undercuts re…

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