Post Tagged with: "Mercosur"

The New EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: a New Breath to Free Trade

The New EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: a New Breath to Free Trade

The EU-MERCOSUR Trade Agreement should be seen as a reaction to protectionism, it means that the international rule-oriented order is still alive for important actors.

Brazilian Foreign Policy under President Bolsonaro: What Should We Expect?

Brazilian Foreign Policy under President Bolsonaro: What Should We Expect?

Brazil is seemingly seeking a greater international presence with Bolsonaro, probably reviewing many of the guidelines that prevailed in the 2000s.

Online Resources – Mercosur

Online Resources – Mercosur

A brief introduction to Mercosur, with links and media to further explore.

Global South Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Global South Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Global South perspectives open up the possibility of different, fairer relations that represent the interests of all concerned and challenge international institutions to be more representative.

Mercosur in South America: A Cooperative, Shared, or Consensual Hegemony?

Mercosur in South America: A Cooperative, Shared, or Consensual Hegemony?

Hegemonic power exerted by Brazil towards the region presupposes a certain degree of legitimacy, supported by other states (in this case, Mercosur member states), with consent of internal strata which occupy current hegemonic positions.

The Lightning Impeachment of Paraguay’s President Lugo

The Lightning Impeachment of Paraguay’s President Lugo

The decision by the Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies to impeach President Fernando Lugo revealed the major fault lines of Paraguay’s transition to democracy. It was a political crisis waiting to happen.

Latin America’s International Projection: Trends and Trajectories for 2012

Latin America’s International Projection: Trends and Trajectories for 2012

Three trends are likely to characterise the global projection of Latin America in 2012: the rise of Brazil; the mushrooming of projects supposedly aimed at promoting Latin American unity; and summitry with the US, the EU, and China.

Brazil’s Mercosur Economic Strategy: From Destiny to Impairment

Brazil’s Mercosur Economic Strategy: From Destiny to Impairment

Today, Mercosur is more of a dysfunctional set of rules, decision-making procedures and abstract principles rather than a well-functioning case of open regionalism. Mercosur’s inoperativeness condemns its member countries to remain relatively isolated from the dynamic developments taking place in the global economy.

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