Title The BRICS and The Future of Global Order
Author Oliver Stuenkel
ISBN 9789386243935
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 228
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher Lexington Books
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
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“The role and importance of the so-called BRlCS has been hotly debated for a decade, but it has not been studied in a systematic way until now. Oliver Stuenkel’s balanced and richly detailed work demonstrates that the BRlCS are neither a coherent coalition seeking to overturn the global balance of power nor a passing fad of little importance. Instead, his analysis shows that cooperation among the BRlCS seeks to foster the gradual emergence of a legitimate and rule based multipolar order, and to press the United States and its allies to follow existing global rules more consistently. This nuanced and clearly written book offers an illuminating glimpse into the future of global politics.”

—Stephen Walt, Harvard Kennedy School

“This is the best book on BRlCS written to date. It brilliantly analyzes the origins of the group, the nature and scope of intra-BRICS cooperation, and BRICS’ impact on world order. It is required reading for anyone interested in the emerging trends in world politics.”

—Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, American University


The transformation of the BRlC acronym from an investment term into a household name of international politics and, more recently, into a semi-institutionalized political outfit (called BRICS, with a capital “S”) is one of the defining developments in international politics in the past decade. While the concept is now commonly used in the general public debate and international media, there has not yet been a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of the history of the term. The BRlCS and the Future of Global Order offers a definitive reference history of the BRlCS as a term and as an institution–a chronological narrative and analytical account of the BRlCS concept from its inception in 2001 to the political grouping it is today. In addition, this book analyzes what the rise of powers like Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa means for the future of global order.  Will the BRlCS countries seek to establish a parallel system with its own distinctive set of rules, institutions, and currencies of power, rejecting key tenets of liberal internationalism, or will they seek to embrace the rules and norms that define today’s Western-led order? 




Chapter 1. Capturing the Spirit of a Decade (2001-2006)

Chapter 2. The Financial Crisis, Contested Legitimacy, and the Genesis of Intra-BRICS Cooperation (2006-2008)

Chapter 3. From Yekaterinburg to Brasília: The New Epicenter of World Politics? (2009-2010)

Chapter 4. Enter South Africa: From BRICs to BRICS (2011)

Chapter 5. The Hidden World Of Intra-BRICS Cooperation: Does Regime Type Matter?

Chapter 6. Delhi, Durban, and Fortaleza: The New Development Bank and the Contingency Reserve Agreement (2012-2014)

Chapter 7. The BRICS on the UN Security Council: The Case of R2P

Chapter 8. The BRICS and the Future of Global Order


Appendix I: High Level Summits

Appendix II: List of All BRICS Meetings



About the Author

About the Author:

Oliver Stuenkel  is assistant professor of international relations at the Getdio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Sao Paulo, where he coordinates the Sao Paulo branch of the School of History and Social Science (CPDOC) and the executive program in international relations. 

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of International Relations and anyone interested in world politics.

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