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Latin American Regionalism Faces the Rise of Brazil

  • Andrés Malamud
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations Series book series (PSIR)

Abstract

In the last two decades, Brazil has emerged as a global actor. Its rise is embodied in such acronyms as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa), and BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China), which include emerging states from several world regions. Brazil’s emergence has been an unintended outcome of its foreign policy, not because the government did not seek international recognition but because it planned to reach it through regional blocs rather than transregional alliances. There are two reasons for this unpre-dicted result: first, Brazil has been widening the gap with its neighbours; second, the organizations it has created as regional means to global ends have not delivered as expected.

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Foreign Policy Regional Integration South American Country Home Region Physical Integration 
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