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The BRICS Studies

Theories and Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Xu Xiujun


336 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367492205
pub: 2020-06-02
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Given their immense potential for development and representation of a new international political and economic order, the BRICS countries have become a strong nascent force on the global stage. However, as overall economic growth continues to slow down and the geopolitical situation becomes more complex, the BRICS countries are facing a series of new challenges that require further development in the way they cooperate with one another.

This volume offers a panoramic view of cooperation between the BRICS countries in the light of these new challenges. The editors reveal that policy coordination has been strengthened, bringing into play complementary advantages as viable ways for promoting robust, sustainable, and balanced growth in the world economy. They argue that the experience gained, and lessons learned in the development of and cooperation between the BRICS countries has offered a positive role model for cooperation between other countries as well as providing valuable lessons for research in international politics.

Students and scholars in international relations and politics will benefit from this volume.

Table of Contents

1. The BRICS Studies: Academic Approach and Frontier Problems 2. Non-neutrality of International Regimes and the BRICS Cooperation 3. Theoretical Explanations for the Origin of BRICS Cooperation 4. BRICS Cooperation in the Game of Countries 5. International Structure and the BRICS Cooperation 6. Practice Theory and China’s Participation in BRICS Cooperation 7. The BRICS Countries and Global Economic Governance 8. The BRICS Countries and the Global Financial Governance 9. Construction of Free Trade Zones in the BRICS Countries 10. The BRICS Countries and New International Direct Investment Rules 11. The BRICS Countries and International Energy Cooperation 12. The BRICS Countries and International Cooperation on Climate Change 13. The BRICS Countries and Global Cyberspace Governance 14. The BRICS Countries and the Construction of New Development Bank 15 Cooperation among the BRICS Countries for Developing Emerging Industries

About the Author/Editor

Xu Xiujun, Ph.D. in International Politics, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Department of International Political Economy and Executive Director of Center for the BRICS Studies, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), professor of University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Deputy Secretary-general of China Society of Emerging Economies. He was post-doctor researcher in theoretical economics at CASS from 2009 to 2011 and visiting scholar at The George Washington University in 2017. His research interests cover international political economy, Asian and Pacific cooperation, and emerging economies and global economic governance.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International