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Mistaking Brazil as a middle power

Burges, Sean


This paper argues that Brazil can only be classified as a middle power by engaging in what Sartori criticized as the process of conceptual stretching. Moreover, it is argued that Brazil neither sees itself as a middle power, nor conducts itself as one despite superficial appearances. After the context is set with a survey of thinking on middle power theory, attention is turned to explaining how Brazil might be mistaken for a middle power before explaining in more detail why the country is not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research 19.2 (2013): 286-302
DOI: 10.1080/13260219.2013.853358


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