Peripheral Realism Revisited
Brazilian Review of International Politics, 59(1), 2016
18 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2016
Date Written: February 17, 2016
In this article we summarize the precepts of Peripheral Realism, its place in the intellectual history of International Relations Theory, its contributions to interpreting Latin American international politics and its insights for the future. After revising the intellectual merits and tenets of the theory in the four initial sections, we show how it predicted the behavior of Latin American states under unipolarity. Finally, we review its implications for a world where China may hold economic primacy.
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