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United Nations University Series on Regionalism

Global and Regional Leadership of BRICS Countries

Editors: Kingah, Stephen, Quiliconi, Cintia (Eds.)

  • Uses and applies a new conceptual and analytical framework of leadership
  • Unveils the specificities and tensions amongst the BRICS countries that are often side lined and even neglected
  • Discusses the important role played by competing states for leadership
  • Provides a unique opportunity for useful comparisons
  • Includes South Africa in the analysis: a feature hitherto neglected in the literature
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About this book

This book presents a systematic collation of the regional and global dimensions of the leadership role of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). It analyses the rising regional and global leadership of BRICS, using specific benchmarks to gauge the nature of this leadership. The elements examined include willingness to lead, the capacity to do as much, and the degree to which the given actor is accepted as a leader both within and beyond its region. The chapters in the book capture the nature of trends in regional and global leadership within the contexts of a changing international order.

It is taken for granted that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are now engineering a unique pool of governance that is seeking alternatives to the current order of global economic and political affairs. The fact that these countries have jointly decided to forge ahead with the BRICS constellation of states that is now taking consequential decisions such as the creation of the BRICS’ New Development Bank, is not to be treated lightly. In this book the majority of papers take a step back and systematically analyse the real state of the leadership that is provided by the BRICS on a litany of regionally and globally relevant issues. While no one doubts the fact that these countries have the capacity to provide leadership especially in their various regions on many issues, what remains moot is whether they are willing and capable to do so at the global level. Even in those cases where there is the willingness and capacity, the book argues that the acceptance of such leadership by potential followers is not always a given.

About the authors

Stephen Kingah is research fellow at the United Nations University (Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies, UNU-CRIS), in Bruges. He holds a PhD in law from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Following his PhD studies he worked as ad hoc administrator in the European Commission charged with the European Union’s relations par rapport international financial institutions, with emphasis on the World Bank and the African Development Bank. He lectures in the governance program at the University of Maastricht. Stephen has published in many periodicals including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, International Organizations Law Review, European Foreign Affairs Review, Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, South African Journal of International Affairs, European Law Journal, World Bank Legal Review, amongst others.

Cintia Quiliconi. PhD in Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California (USC), she holds a M.A. in Politics from New York University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires. She is a professor at the International Studies Department at FLACSO-Ecuador and a research fellow at the Department of International Relations at FLACSO-Argentina. She has been a Fulbright scholar and consultant to various international organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program. She is also member of the Latin American trade Network (LATN). She has served as advisor to the Secretariat of Industry and the Secretariat of Agriculture in Argentina. Her publications and research interests focus on international political economy and development, regionalism in Latin America, trade negotiations and EU and U.S.- Latin American economic relations.

Reviews

“Kingah and Quiliconi sum up the leadership potential of each BRICS member in a precise and informative manner. … This book would also appeal to scholars of international relations and political science; economists, international finance experts and international lawyers; diplomats and other practitioners; civil society and international/regional NGOs; industry and potential trading partners and interested members of the public. This is the value of accessible and informative writing. If you want to know more about BRICS, read this book.” (Narnia Bohler-Muller, South African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 23 (3), September, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: The BRICS in Global and Regional Governance

    Kingah, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Conceptualising Regional Leadership: The Positioning Theory Angle

    Langenhove, Luk (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • BRICS: Leadership in the Making

    Quiliconi, Cintia (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

  • Brazil’s Leadership Through Global Channels: Autonomy, Diversification and Acceptance

    Deciancio, Melisa

    Pages 49-66

  • Cooperation for Development, Brazilian Regional Leadership and Global Protagonism

    Pinheiro, Leticia (et al.)

    Pages 67-91

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22972-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22971-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37021-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global and Regional Leadership of BRICS Countries
Editors
  • Stephen Kingah
  • Cintia Quiliconi
Series Title
United Nations University Series on Regionalism
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22972-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22972-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22971-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37021-7
Series ISSN
2214-9848
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 281
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