South–South cooperation and the geographies of Latin America–Caribbean integration and development: a socio-spatial approach

Muhr, Thomas (2016) South–South cooperation and the geographies of Latin America–Caribbean integration and development: a socio-spatial approach. Antipode, 49 (4). ISSN 1467-8330

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Abstract

Structured around the case of South–South cooperation in the construction of “complementary economic zones” among the member states of the ALBA-TCP, Petrocaribe, CARICOM and MERCOSUR, this article argues for a socio-spatial approach to the study of the Latin America–Caribbean integration and development. Two interrelated arguments are developed: first, in contrast to methodologically nationalist approaches, which typically view the regionalisms that are to form the complementary economic zones as ideologically separate, incompatible or conflicting projects, a sociospatial approach in conjunction with a South–South cooperation analytical lens explains their commonality and, subsequently, their interrelatedness and convergence. Second, while this South–South cooperation space is not per se non-capitalist, a socio-spatial analysis also facilitates “seeing” the production of a socialist “counter-space” within this South–South cooperation structure.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Muhr, T. (2016) South–South Cooperation and the Geographies of Latin America–Caribbean Integration and Development: A Socio-Spatial Approach. Antipode, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anti.12307. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Development; space; scale; uneven development; south-south cooperation; regionalisms; Latin America and the Caribbean; ALBA; CARICOM; MERCOSUR; socialism; development cooperation; international development
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12307
Depositing User: Muhr, Thomas
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 12:19
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 12:57
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39859

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