Status and the Rise of Brazil

Global Ambitions, Humanitarian Engagement and International Challenges

  • Paulo Esteves
  • Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
  • Benjamin de Carvalho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Benjamin de Carvalho, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert, Paulo Esteves
    Pages 1-15
  3. Brazil and the Search for International Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Benjamin de Carvalho
      Pages 19-30
    3. Paul Beaumont, Pål Røren
      Pages 31-48
  4. Brazil’s Foreign Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Dawisson Belém Lopes, Guilherme Casarões, Carlos Frederico Gama
      Pages 51-69
  5. Brazil and the Security Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Paulo Esteves, Mônica Herz
      Pages 113-131
    3. Kai Michael Kenkel, Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto, Mikelli Marzzini Lucas Alves Ribeiro
      Pages 133-151
  6. Brazil and Development Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Paulo Esteves, Geovana Zoccal, João Fonseca
      Pages 195-214
    3. Paulo Esteves, Benjamin de Carvalho, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
      Pages 215-226

About this book


This book explores the evolution of Brazilian foreign relations in the last fifteen years, with a focus on continuities and change. The volume tackles three sets of themes: diplomacy and diplomatic culture, international security and international development cooperation. Central to these themes is how they all relate to Brazil’s international status, and its quest for higher standing. The authors draw on a wide variety of methodologies to grapple with the subject matter, from diplomatic history to international sociology and postcolonial studies. The result is a combination of different approaches that seek to account for the foreign relations of Brazil.

Paulo Esteves is Associate Professor in the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert is Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway, where she is Research Director of the Dimensions of Security Department.

Benjamin de Carvalho is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo, Norway. 


Brazilian politics Latin America global south development globalization Brazil investments Brazil foreign aid humanitarian policy peacekeeping in Brazil diplomacy international security international development cooperation Brazilian economics Latin American economics security studies Brazil foreign policy Brazil international engagement Brazil foreign relations Brazil humanitarian assistance Brazil development

Editors and affiliations

  • Paulo Esteves
    • 1
  • Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
    • 2
  • Benjamin de Carvalho
    • 3
  1. 1.Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)OsloNorway
  3. 3.Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)OsloNorway

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