Foreign Policy Responses to the Rise of Brazil

Balancing Power in Emerging States

  • Gian Luca Gardini
  • Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gian Luca Gardini, Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida
    Pages 1-11
  3. Roberto Russell, Juan Gabriel Tokatlian
    Pages 62-76
  4. Joaquín Fermandois
    Pages 77-89
  5. Ana Carolina T. Delgado, Clayton M. Cunha Filho
    Pages 129-144
  6. Gian Luca Gardini, Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida
    Pages 227-235
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 236-239

About this book


Brazil is undeniably on the rise, and its economic weight and international activism have attracted considerable attention. However, the limitations of its capacity and will to turn potential power into actual international influence are equally significant. So far, relatively little attention has been paid the diverse ways in which other Latin American countries have perceived, and responded to, the rise of Brazil. This edited volume redresses the gap by answering some crucial questions about the international relations of Latin America: what has been the real impact of the rise of Brazil on other Latin American states? What is the place of Brazil in their foreign policy? What role do extra-regional actors play? What is the weight of domestic factors? Have Latin American countries devised specific strategies to cope with the rise of Brazil? Thirteen case-study chapters answer these questions while providing thought-provoking considerations for other emerging powers and regions.


International Relations Diplomacy Brazil Foreign Policy Emerging Powers Latin America Soft-balancing Soft Power BRICs Columbia Venezuela Mexico Peru Bolivia Paraguay Chile Argentina Uruguay compliance desegregation foreign policy international relations Policy sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • Gian Luca Gardini
    • 1
  • Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)Germany
  2. 2.Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP)Brazil

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