Studies on International Relations in Brazil: Recent Times (1950–80)

  • Gelson FonsecaJr


Anyone wishing to examine the present state of the social sciences in any country in the world comes up against the difficult but unavoidable problem of delimiting the area of study covered by International Relations. This brief study seeks to evade interminable methodological discussions by adopting a highly selective criterion which identifies, in the case of Brazil, the study of International Relations with the debate on foreign policy. For Brazil this criterion is acceptable, because by concentrating on analyses of the state’s external actions very few specialists in International Relations will be left out of the purview of our survey.1


Foreign Policy International Relation Dependency Theory Capitalist System External Relation 
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    Alexandre Barros, ‘El Estûdio de las Relaciones Internacionales en Brasil’, in R.N. Perina (ed.), El Estûdio de las Relaciones Internacionales en América y el Caribe ( Buenos Aires: Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, 1985 ).Google Scholar
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    John Herz, ‘Relevancies and Irrelevancies in the Study of International Relations’, in J.H. Herz (ed.), The Nation-State and the Crisis of World Politics ( New York: David Mckay, 1976 ).Google Scholar
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    See R. Amado (ed.), Araujo Castro ( Brasilia: Editora da UNB, 1982 ).Google Scholar

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© Millennium: Journal of International Studies 1989

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