Neither balance nor bandwagon: South American international society meets Brazil's rising power

Authors
Merke, Mario Federico
Publication Year
2015
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
This article examines the strategic positioning of Brazil in South America and how South America relates to Brazil's rising status both globally and regionally. It does so from the perspective of international society known as the English school. This perspective emphasizes how Brazil shares a number of values and institutions with its neighbors that offer the foundations for a distinct regional international society in South America. It thus challenges the materialist stance held by realism which envisages that secondary powers either balance or bandwagon the dominant pole and affirms instead that South America's strategies towards Brazil are more complex and nuanced than a simple polarity standpoint suggests.
Fil: Merke, Mario Federico. Universidad de San Andrés; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
BALANCE OF POWER
BANDWAGON
BRAZIL
CONCERTACIÓN
SOUTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY
Ciencia Política
Ciencia Política
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/51514