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Gregory Chin, Ismael Diaz

Brazil in Regional and Global Governance: Foreign Policy, Leadership and UNASUR

2016. Vol. 11. No. 2. P. 71–96 [issue contents]
This article examines the role of Brazil as a source of international governance innovation during the Lula da Silva and early Rousseff presidencies (2003–12). The analysis details some of Brazil’s main contributions to regional and global governance, and how these contributions are rooted in ideational and normative innovation and its imaginative, nonconformist, status quo–altering foreign policy of the period. Although Brazil was not, and is not, a “new actor” per se in global governance, it did take unprecedented and dramatic strides between 2003 and 2012 to redefine the multilateral agenda and reshape institutional arrangements for international cooperation and conflict management in South America. At the global level, Brazil launched new platforms for international cooperation, including with the other BRICS countries of Russia, India, China and South Africa. The regional trends are examined in the case of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), and the innovations that Brazil spearheaded and supported in international security and health cooperation. However, Brazil’s contributions gain greater salience as part of the broader processes of global change where international power is becoming increasingly diffused and decentralized.
Citation: Chin G., Diaz I. (2016) Brazil in Regional and Global Governance: Foreign Policy, Leadership and UNASUR. International Organisations Research Journal, vol. 11, no 2, pp. 71-96 (in Russian and English). DOI: 10.17323/1996-7845-2016-02-71.
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