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Gathering researchers from or towards Global South epistemologies, this book enriches the debate on crucial questions for liberation in the South and the improvement of South relations. It argues that coloniality and colonialism are not outdated phenomena of the historical past, but contemporary marks that remain repressed. The dominance of Eurocentric paradigm in the social sciences explains the long-lasting detachment between thinkers and politicians from the Global South, which have been historically presented according to their respective relations with the West (Europe and North America). The dialogue on common problems and challenges to people and societies in the South, largely derived from their colonial past and condition, is still sparing. This book actively promotes and demonstrates the value of intercultural dialogue and debate amongst voices from within the Global South on issues to do with decoloniality, cultural rights, law and politics.
Introduction / Part I: Justice, Human Rights, and Change from the Global South / 1. The Logic of Coloniality and the Denial of Rights to Less-Human Beings, Fernanda Frizzo Bragato / 2. When Justice Is Not Enough: Toward the Decolonization of Normative Life, Lewis Gordon / 3. Suma Qamaña = The Good Living Together, Xavier Albó / 4. Ubuntu and African Decolonization: The Case of South Africa, Jean-Bosco Kakozi Kashindi / 5. Neopanafricanism As an Ideology of Political and Economic Unity in the African Post-Colony, Mbuyi Kabunda / 6. Antropophagy and Grounds of Brazilian Constitutional Thought, André Leonardo Copetti Santos and Doglas Cesar Lucas / Part II: Other Geopolitics: Knowledge, International Relations and Law from the Global South / 7. Interregional Cooperation between Latin America and Africa, Gladys Lechini / 8. The Circulation of Social and Economic Ideas of Latin America and the Caribbean in Asia and Africa, Eduardo Devés-Valdes / 9. Decolonizing the Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa, Germain Ngoie Tshibambe / 10. The Recognition of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Based on an Autopoietic Reconfiguration of the Latin American Legal Systems, Leonel Severo Rocha / 11. Indigenous Rights in Brazil: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Hermeneutics Review, Enzo Bello and César Augusto Baldi / 12. Colonial Legacies of Coercive Control: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence as International Crimes in Africa and Latin America, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum / 13. The Role of Africa in the Foreign Policy of China, Cesar Ross / Index
Geopolitics and Decolonization offers a timely contribution to contemporary critical scholarship interested in fields such as international relations, law, human rights, political philosophy, and development studies. A collective work of excellent scholarship, it addresses ideas, developments and concerns from the Global South, which are otherwise largely ignored, however crucial to our understanding of our pluriversal world.
Julia Suárez-Krabbe, Associate Professor of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University, Denmark
This cutting edge collection of well known scholars and creative young people is a must read for anyone interested in decolonization, socialist futures, and ingenious philosophy. The collection brings together exciting new thinkers from the Global South enhancing South-South dialogue and making a major contribution to the shift of geographies of reason.
Drucilla Cornell, Professor of Political Science, Comparative Literature, and Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Bragato and Gordon assemble here a stunningly diverse and powerful set of essays, each of which simultaneously poses the question regarding what it means to decolonize those whose humanity has long being denied, and in response persuasively reflects on the requisite challenge of expanding our conceptual reach into the domains of thought and action that such a process necessarily confronts.
Lyn Ossome, Senior Research Fellow, Makerere Institute of Social Reseach
Fernanda Frizzo Bragato is Professor of Human Rights and coordinator of the Human Rights Center at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil.

Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Visiting Professor at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa, European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, and Writer-in-Residence at Birkbeck School of Law. His most recent book is What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (2015).

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