The Journal of Global South Studies focuses on the countries and peoples of the "global south," including those in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Oceania. The global south is not, however, synonymous with geographic locations in the southern hemisphere. That is, some of these countries and peoples are situated in the northern hemisphere. The journal solicits high-quality, academic papers on a broad range of issues and topics affecting these countries and peoples. Such papers may address questions involving politics, history, economics, culture, social organization, legal systems, agriculture, the environment, global institutions and systems, justice, and more. The journal aims to promote a wider and better understanding of our world and its peoples. The Journal of Global South Studies is the official journal of the Association of Global South Studies