Internal and External Structural Variables of the Participation of Brazil in the Climate Changes International Regime – An Empirical Cross-Analysis between Law and International Relations
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Posted: 1 Mar 2017
Date Written: January 25, 2017
The main hypothesis of this work is that in the case of the international climate regime the high polarity of the internal variables and the low polarity of the external variables around the theme created incentives for Brazil to participate as a protagonist of the regime, adopting a purposive Behavior (SCHELLING, 2006) in the international scenario that places him as a privileged interlocutor of the Global South countries with the developed North.
As a secondary hypothesis, we infer that this internal and external political environment causes the relationship between international law and domestic law to occur with relative synchronicity, which does not occur in other international regimes that Brazil is not a protagonist. It is hoped to empirically prove this inference from a methodological strategy that consists firstly of promoting an analysis of Brazil's international obligations regarding climate change vis-à-vis its implications in domestic law, so that the participation in the Climate change regime with its participation in other environmental regimes.
Keywords: Climate changes, international regimes, international law, Brazil
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