Strategies and Tactics for Global Change: Democratic Brazil in Comparative Perspective

Sean W. Burges

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    Abstract

    Brazil has consistently been seeking a more influential place at global decision-making tables in order to preserve its sovereignty and protect its national policy autonomy. The challenge for Brazilian diplomats is that their country lacks the economic or military muscle to force a way onto these tables. Subtler avenues for inclusion are thus needed. Seven of the main tactics employed in Brazilian foreign policy are outlined here, and range from the defensive/passive (avoiding mindless opposition, collectivisation) through the neutral (consensus creation, technocratic speak) to the assertive (building new organisations, propagating new thinking) and finally to the aggressive (principled presidential righteousness).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)351-368
    Number of pages18
    JournalGlobal Society
    Volume26
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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