Author profile: Luis L. Schenoni

Luis L. Schenoni is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in international relations. His research focuses on state formation, foreign policy analysis, and IR theory and has been published in Security Studies and Foreign Policy Analysis, among other journals, and also featured in The Washington Post and the New York Times. In his dissertation he challenges the conventional wisdom in the state formation literature proposing that victory in nineteenth century wars was the main determinant of state capacity levels in Latin America, explaining the ranking of development in the region to our days.

The Myth of Multipolarity and Overexpansion of Rising Powers: The Case of Brazil

Luis L. Schenoni • Nov 11 2019 • Articles

Brazil over-expanded considerably in the first decades of the 21st century in a process that was fuelled by domestic interest groups as well as a myth of multipolarity.

Bipolarity or Hegemony? Latin America’s Dilemma for the 21st Century

Luis L. Schenoni • Feb 24 2019 • Articles

If a bipolarity framework takes hold, conservative foreign policies will pay off in a world with clearer rules but reduced margin of maneuver for Latin America.

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