1st Edition

Culture and Defence in Brazil
An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies

ISBN 9781472471833
Published February 16, 2017 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $170.00

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Book Description

This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil’s aerospace strategies.

Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This volume aims to provide a better understanding of the Brazilian nation, its security dilemmas, and how the country seeks to develop its defence training process and improve its professional military education. Organised into two parts, the chapters offer academic dialogues on several aspects of this topic, including public politics and the law, joint operations, human factors and the government interchanges with industry. The first section analyses Brazilian defence policy and strategy, discussing different aspects of aerospace power and Brazilian security perspectives. Chapters discuss the relationship between Brazil and the United States, which blend aspects of the generation of knowledge, science, technology and innovation, and point to economic issues and the Defence Industrial Base. Specific implications of the Brazilian air space, compared with Europe and the United States, also are exposed. In addition, a vision of cyberspace implications for the national power, a present-day question for the entire planet, is also presented. Thereafter, the second section looks at specific aspects of professional military education and explains the Brazilian approach to strengthening its aerospace power. This includes military education and performance, interdisciplinary studies, working jointly, multivariate analysis and cases.

This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, defence studies, gender issues, crises management and decision making, Latin American politics and International Relations in general.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Ten Brig Ar Raul Botelho

Preface, Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco

PART I: Brazilian Defense Policy and Strategy

1. Interlacement of Culture and Defence in the United States and Brazil, Maria Célia Barbosa Reis da Silva

2. Recent Agreements Between Brazil and the United States on Defence and Security, Humberto José Lourenção

3. Brazilian National System of Innovation in Defence: Recent Government Initiatives, Newton Hirata

4. Industrial Base Defence: An Analysis of the Space Systems Industry in Brazil, Patricia de Oliveira Matos

5. Technological Autonomy in the Space Sector and National Sovereignty: Innovating Through the Complementarity of Organisational Knowledge, Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco & Roberto Roma de Vasconcellos

6. The Brazilian Model of Air Space Control, Flavio Neri Hadmann Jasper

7. Human Dignity and Sovereignty: An Analysis of the Consitutionality of Shooting Down Civil Aircraft, Afonso Farias de Sousa Júnior & Andrew Fernandes Farias

PART II: Aspects of Professional Military Education

8. Brazilian Cyber Power: A New Perspective on the Expression of National Power, Luis Eduardo Pombo Celles Cordeiro

9. Specificity and Complexity of Aerospace Sciences at UNIFA, Maria José Machado de Almeida

10. Intervening Variable in the Basic Doctrine of the Brazilian Air Force: Mthodological Proposal from the Perspective of Dynamic Complex Systems, Luiz Mauricio de Andrade da Silva & Carlos Alberto Leite da Silva

11. Agata Operations: Lessons Learned from the Logistics Command in the Operations Area, Luiz Tirre Freire, Kesia Guedes Arraes Gomes & Natália Brito Oliveira

12. Armed Forces Integration: The Brazilian Case, Priscila Almeida Faria & Marta Maria Telles

13. The Development of Crisis Leadership During Critical Infrastructure Breakdowns: A Possible Intracrisis Learning Trigger, Rodrigo Antônio Silveira dos Santos, Cristiano José Castro de Almeida Cunha & Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello

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Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco is Professor at Air Force University (UNIFA) and Researcher at The University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil.