The United States and Brazil in the Hemispheric Political Order: A View from Realism, Interdependence and Globalization (Estados Unidos Y Brasil En El Orden Hemisférico: Realismo, Interdependencia Y Globalización)
21 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2006
Date Written: September 2006
This paper analyses aspects of the US and Brazilian foreign policy. Some events relate actions linked to the political realism school and others embraced in the interdependence and globalization views. This paper explores the historical environment where the United States and Brazil followed different paradigmatic political approaches to gain access to the hemispheric market. Defense policies evolved gradually from realism into interdependence and gradually into the globalization approach. This last view gained momentum in American, while Brazil encouraged other IR views like militarisms and the sphere of influence to gain preeminence in the neighbor trading countries, favoring market access to multinational corporations and increasing direct foreign investment within the region.
Keywords: Economic Integration, Realism, Interdependence, Globalization, Micro analytical Decisions
JEL Classification: F15, F23, N16, O54
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