New Players, New Game?

The Impact of Emerging Economies on Global Governance

Edited by Sijbren de Jong, Rem Korteweg, Joshua Polchar, and Artur Usanov

New Players, New Game?

Edited by Sijbren de Jong, Rem Korteweg, Joshua Polchar, and Artur Usanov

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

175 pages | 6 3/5 x 9 2/5 | © 2012
Paper $39.50 ISBN: 9789089645487 Published December 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
How have emerging economies, such as Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, as well as Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea (or “BRICS+”), affected the international power balance? And to what extent are these countries cooperating strategically on economic, diplomatic, and security matters? The contributors to New Player, New Game? consider the potential for the BRICS+ to fuel the emergence of a bipolar world of ‘the West against the Rest,’ thus potentially leading to an increased cost of doing business, reduced chances of promoting human rights, increased diplomatic and military tensions, and a decrease in economic globalization.  

Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Selection of Countries

3. Main Power Trends Among the BRICS+

3.1 Population

3.2 Economics

3.3 Public finances

3.4 Military Power

3.5 Technological Sophistication

3.6 Conclusions

4. BRICS+ and Global Economic Governance

4.1 Trade

4.2 Arms Trade

4.3 Protectionism

4.4 Reform of International Financial Institutions

4.5 Financial Initiatives

4.6 Conclusions

5. Diplomatic Interactions of the BRICS+ and the West

5.1 Diplomatic Connections

5.2 The BRICS+ within the United Nations Security Council

5.3 Non-Proliferation

5.4 The BRICS+ and the Global Commons: Negotiations within the UNFCCC

6. Conclusion

7. Bibliography

8. Annex: Individual Country Notes

8.1 Brazil

8.2 China

8.3 India

8.4 Indonesia

8.5 South Korea

8.6 Russia

8.7 South Africa

8.8 Turkey

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