The establishment of the IBSA as one of the principal platforms of South-South cooperation is one of the most notable developments in international politics during the first decade of the twenty-first century. While the concept is now frequently referred to in discussions about the Global South, there has not yet been a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of the history of the IBSA grouping and its impact on global order.
- Offers a definitive reference history of the IBSA grouping (India, Brazil and South Africa) – a comprehensive, fact-focused narrative and analytical account from its inception as an ad hoc meeting in 2003 to the political grouping it is today.
- Situates the IBSA grouping in the wider context of South-South cooperation and the global shift of power away from the United States and Europe towards powers such as Brazil, India and South Africa.
- Provides an outlook and critically assesses what the IBSA grouping means for global order in the twenty-first century.
Offering the first full-length and detailed treatment of the IBSA, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of International organizations, international relations and the global south.
Table of Contents
Introduction, 1. The history of IBSA: first steps, 2. Towards institutionalization, 3. IBSA’s institutional structure, 4. Does IBSA matter?, 5. The politics of South-South cooperation: towards a new paradigm?, 6. IBSA: rising democracy promoters?, 7. Conclusion
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The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).
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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / General