This edited volume explores the analytical possibilities of contrasting Brazil and the United Kingdom as examples of emerging and established powers, respectively. It is organised around several themes focusing on the roles of Brazil and the United Kingdom in the management of global economic governance, international development, international security, the politics of regional integration, global climate change governance, and the political leveraging of sports mega-events. Each chapter explores Brazil’s and/or the UK’s particular foreign policies and their resulting impact on these key areas of global governance and politics. The conceptual focus is on these states’ motivations as either status-seekers (Brazil) or status-maintainers (UK) in the context of a fast moving international landscape. The chapters in this book directly or indirectly indicate that these states wish to draw attention to their aspiring or established positions as key global players through either visible foreign policy action and/or symbolic rhetoric. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Society.
Introduction: Challenges to Emerging and Established Powers: Brazil and the United Kingdom in the Contemporary Global Order 1. Brazil’s Role in Institutions of Global Economic Governance: The WTO and G202. Global Economic Governance and the British Economy: From the Gold Standard to the G20 3. Organisation and Politics in South–South Cooperation: Brazil’s Technical Cooperation in Africa 4. DFID, the Private Sector and the Re-centring of an Economic Growth Agenda in International Development5. Emerging Brazil: The Challenges of Liberal Peace and Global Governance6. Three Emerging Security Challenges for the UK7. Regionalism as an Instrument: Assessing Brazil’s Relations with its Neighbourhood8. Europe’s British Question: The UK–EU Relationship in a Changing Europe and Multipolar World 9. Brazilian Energy-Climate Policy and Politics towards Low Carbon Development 10. The UK and Emerging Countries in the Climate Regime: Whither Leadership? 11. Interrogating States’ Soft Power Strategies: A Case Study of Sports Mega-Events in Brazil and the UK