Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the Liberal by Oliver Stuenkel

By Oliver Stuenkel

In the earlier iteration, Brazil has risen to develop into the 7th greatest economic system and fourth biggest democracy on the earth. but its upward push demanding situations the traditional knowledge that capitalist democracies will inevitably converge to turn into trustworthy adherents of a US-led international liberal order. certainly, Brazil demonstrates that heart powers, even these of a deeply democratic bent, may possibly range of their perspectives of what democracy potential at the international degree and the way diplomacy could be performed between sovereign countries. This quantity explores Brazil's postures on particular elements of international family, together with exchange, international and environmental coverage, humanitarian intervention, nuclear proliferation and South-South relatives, between different themes. The authors argue from a number of views that, at the same time Brazil seeks larger integration and popularity, it additionally brings demanding situations to the established order which are emblematic of the tensions accompanying the increase to prominence of a few heart powers in an more and more multipolar global system.

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Brazil’s engagement with the W T O may have entered a different phase now with the selection o f veteran diplom at Roberto Azevedo as the organiza­ tion’s director general. It appears that Brazil expended significant diplomatic effort to secure Azevedo’s selection. S. Trade, 2013). China publicly welcomed the selection of a BRICS member, citing it as further evidence o f emerging-power influence. For her part, Brazilian pres­ ident Rousseff sought to downplay this aspect o f the process. His selection, she said, “is not a victory for Brazil, nor for a group o f countries, but a victory for the World Trade Organization” (Agence-France Presse, 2013).

14 • Oliver Stuenkel and Matthew M. Taylor interests o f a “select few” countries with advanced nuclear programs. At the same time Brasilia works toward being one o f those “select few,” and in pur­ suing this objective, it shrewdly picks and chooses which liberal international rules to adhere to. O ne o f the most im portant reasons for Brazil’s rise in global prominence over the past two decades has to do with the steps the country has taken to address historically troubling economic challenges, such as hyperinflation, fiscal profligacy, and income inequality.

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