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Brics : A Very Short Introduction (Paperback) (Andrew F. Cooper)

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In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20 at the leaders level, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system towards multipolarity, and away from the United States. And yet, the BRICS - encompassing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - has emerged as a challenge to the international status quo. But what is its capacity as a transformative force? And can it provide a significant counter-narrative to the Western dominated global order? In this Very Short Introduction Andrew Cooper explores the emergence of the BRICS as a concept. Drawing on historical precedent, Cooper provides a contemporary analysis of the BRICS' practice and influence as as a forum and a lobby group in advancing a distinctive but amorphous agenda amongst global politics.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Number of Pages: 136
Genre: Political Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Economics / Macroeconomics, Public Policy / Economic Policy
Series Title: Very Short Introductions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Andrew F. Cooper
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2016
TCIN: 51289219
UPC: 9780198723394
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-8131
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