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Brazil's emergence and US hegemony

Abstract : ln the last decade, Brazil has experienced strong economie growth while claiming for recognition in multilateral institutions. The innovations in economic and foreign policy introduced by the Lula's administration have undoubtedly contributed to increasing the visibility of the BRIC country on the global stage. Nonetheless, they have also brought to the surface new issues that have been chllenging the United States hegemony in the region. This is how, in the past decade, Brazil's and the United States' government have openly clashed over many topics. The Latin American country has become a harsh competitor for the United States, in particular in the agriculture and energy sector ; it has also imposed itself as a sub regional hegemon, leader of the integration process in Latin America that surpassed its local neighbors, Argentina in parlleular ; finally, Brazil has pursued the expansion and consolidation of its ambitious international role, via multilateral institutions but also tbrough a South-South policy. In a nutshell, Brazil has gained confidence and subsequently wants recognition : it is an unaligned power with an independent voice from the United States. This study will aim at examining to which extent Brazil's emergence challenges the United States supremacy, which has not been genuinely questioned since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
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Julie Ala. Brazil's emergence and US hegemony. Political science. 2011. ⟨dumas-00809056⟩



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