Brazil’s (Frustrated) Quest for Higher Status

  • Benjamin de CarvalhoEmail author


Emerging powers have been emerging for quite some time now, yet seldom risen to great power status. This state of affairs is such that the emerging powers have not only institutionalized their ‘emerging’ status though institutionalized cooperation, but this cooperation has been steadily going on for over a decade: what started as an acronym (BRIC) turned into a grouping of states (Brazil, Russia, India, China) before another so-called emerging power was added to the group, changing again the acronym into BRICS in order to accommodate the ‘South’ in South Africa.


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  1. 1.Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)OsloNorway

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