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Brazil, the Entrepreneurial and Democratic BRIC

Burges, Sean; Armijo, Leslie E.


By most objective metrics, Brazil is the least imposing of the BRICs countriesless populous than China and India, slower-growing in recent years than China, India, or Russia, and the only member of the group lacking nuclear weapons. We argue that Brazil's material capabilities are more significant than commonly supposed. Moreover, Brazil's democratic transition in the mid-1980s, along with that of its neighbors, has for the first time enabled Brazil to realize its promise of becoming a regional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Polity
DOI: 10.1057/pol.2009.15


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