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Ano: 2016 vol. 35 n. 1

Gardini, Gian Luca. Brazil: What Rise of What Power?.  / Brasil:¿ Qué ascenso de qué poder?  In  Special Issue: Latin American Responses to the Rise of Brazil  / Número especial: respuesta latinoamericana al ascenso de Brasil p. 5-19 América Latina
Potencia media / Potencia regional / Liderazgo / Gran poder
Siglo XXI


From 2003, the Lula administration has started a discourse and a practice of Brazil as a major international player. However, the conversion of a giant economy and political activism into regional and global power status has eluded Brazil so far. Labels such as great power or leader do not fit it. This article suggests that the problem is not with Brazil being unable to tick all the boxes but with the definitions that we use. Hence a call for new mental categories that better capture the surge of Brazil and other emerging powers in the twenty-first century. Drawing from the business literature, Brazil can be better understood as an international manager.

Russell, Roberto ; Tokatlian, Juan G. Contemporary Argentina and the Rise of Brazil.  / Argentina actual y el ascenso de Brasil  In  Special Issue: Latin American Responses to the Rise of Brazil  / Número especial: respuesta latinoamericana al ascenso de Brasil p. 20-33 América Latina
Argentina | Brasil
Percepciones de Argentina / Ascenso de Brasil / Política exterior / Opciones de estrategia
Siglo XXI


This article focuses on: (a) Argentine elites' perception of Brazil's international rise from 2001/2002 up to the present; and (b) the three strategic options implemented by Argentina as a response to Brazil's growing power and influence. These options – regionalism, light balancing and soft hedging – constitute a new typology, since the corresponding behaviors cannot be inscribed within the conventional logic of balancing or bandwagoning. The article concludes with brief comments on what could be seen as a new stage in bilateral relations.

Lambert, Peter. The Myth of the Good Neighbour: Paraguay's Uneasy Relationship with Brazil.  / El mito de los buenos vecinos: la difícil relación de Paraguay con Brasil  In  Special Issue: Latin American Responses to the Rise of Brazil  / Número especial: respuesta latinoamericana al ascenso de Brasil p. 34-48 Brasil | Paraguay
Brasiguayos / Dependencia / Política exterior / Itaipú
Siglo XXI


Throughout much of its history and especially over the past 60 years, Paraguay's domestic and foreign policies have been heavily influenced by Brazil. Through analysis of three key issues: (a) Itaipú, (b) Brazilian migration, and (c) Mercosur, this article argues that contrary to the image cultivated by Itamaraty, relations of hegemony and dependency continue to characterise important aspects of the relationship between the two countries. An analysis of Paraguay's troubled relationship with Brazil, offers a fascinating insight into the workings of asymmetrical relations of power from the often overlooked perspective of the smaller nation.

Covarrubias, Ana. Containing Brazil: Mexico's Response to the Rise of Brazil.  / Conteniendo a Brasil: la respuesta de México al ascenso de Brasil  In  Special Issue: Latin American Responses to the Rise of Brazil  / Número especial: respuesta latinoamericana al ascenso de Brasil p. 49-63 Brasil | México
CELAC / MERCOSUR / Consejo de seguridad / UNASUR
Siglo XXI


Historically, relations between Brazil and Mexico have not been particularly close. One of the consequences of Brazil's rise was to draw the two countries together, although not necessarily in a harmonious way. The article argues that Mexican governments resented Brazil's attempts at becoming a global player at a time when they pursued the same goal. Mexico's response to Brazil's international projection was to approach it, trying to contain it, and to avoid exclusion from regional initiatives.

Wehner, Leslie E. Inter-Role Conflict, Role Strain and Role Play in Chile's Relationship with Brazil.  / Conflicto inter-rol, tensión de rol y juego de roles en la relación de Chile con Brasil  In  Special Issue: Latin American Responses to the Rise of Brazil  / Número especial: respuesta latinoamericana al ascenso de Brasil p. 64-77 Brasil | Chile
Relación Chile-Brasil / Libre comercio / Cooperación regional / Potencia regional / Teoría de roles / Potencia secundaria
Siglo XXI


This article assesses the relationship between Brazil and Chile, focusing on the fields of economic and security cooperation from Chile's perspective. Chile plays a number of different roles, the most salient of which is ‘global trader’. This role stretches beyond Brazil's expectations, but it converges with the social demands of Mexico and the United States as well as with the cues of the global market. Such a salient role – alongside that of mediator, bridge builder, and partner of Argentina in security cooperation issues – influences Chile's patterns of cooperation with and distance from Brazil as the regional power in South America.

Flemes, Daniel ; Castro, Rafael. Institutional Contestation: Colombia in the Pacific Alliance.  / Impugnación Institucional: Colombia en la Alianza del Pacífico  In  Special Issue: Latin American Responses to the Rise of Brazil  / Número especial: respuesta latinoamericana al ascenso de Brasil p. 78-92 Brasil | Colombia
Difícil equilibrio colateral / Estrategias de política exterior / Respuesta institucional / Alianza del Pacífico
Siglo XXI


Emerging powers have tried to build functional regional power bases in their respective spheres of influence to gain support for their leadership projects and representative capacities on the global stage. This has caused diverse contestational responses by secondary powers in different regional orders. In this context, we analyse the shift of Colombia's contestation approach towards the Brazilian leadership claim in South America. With the arrival of President Santos, Colombia turned from collateral hard balancing against Brazil to institutional contestation through the Pacific Alliance. Besides furnishing evidence of the broader Colombian soft-balancing strategy in other policy areas, the article explores and balances the domestic, structural and behavioural drivers of the strategic turn to institutional contestation through the Pacific Alliance without neglecting the economic and political motives of Colombia's engagement in the pro-market alliance.

Bulletin of Latin American Research
Papel | Versão digital com assinatura | Trimestral | Reino Unido ISSN papel: 0261-3050
ISSN digital: 1470-9856
Año de criação: 1981

Editor: Society for Latin American Studies
Direção: University of Liverpool, Room 313a, Cypress Building, L69 7ZR Liverpool

Este Boletín aspira a reflejar una investigación original sobre asuntos corrientes dedicados a América Latina mediante la publicación de largos artículos relacionados con las ciencias sociales y humanas. Se publican artículos más cortos sobre temas de actualidad en lo que atañe el estudio de América Latina, artículos de revista, el progreso de la ciencia, críticas de libros, y notas. Recientemente, una sección « debate » ha sido añadida dedicada a presentar análisis vanguardistas sobre tópicos específicos analizados por especialistas.
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