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INSEAD Working Paper 2013/86/ST
This is one of three working papers (with Casanova, Kassum 2013a, and Casanova, Kassum 2013b) to examine the role of Brazil as an emerging global power. Is Brazil’s rise on the global stage barely beginning, or has it already hit a plateau, held back by domestic challenges and the external constraints of the global governance system? In this third paper, we trace the country’s impressive diplomatic take-off and examine the tension between its global ambitions and its inward-looking inclinations.