O governo Dilma Rousseff e a América do Sul: a atuação brasileira na UNASUL (2011-2014)

Colombia Internacional. 2017;92:43-72 DOI 10.7440/colombiaint92.2017.02


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Journal Title: Colombia Internacional

ISSN: 0121-5612 (Print); 1900-6004 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad de los Andes

Society/Institution: Universidad de los Andes, Departamento de Ciencia Política

LCC Subject Category: Political science: International relations | Political science: Political science (General)

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

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Alexandre Fuccille (Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brasil); )

Marcelo Passini Mariano (Universidade Estadual Paulista (Brasil);)

Haroldo Ramanzini Júnior (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (Brasil))

Rafael Augusto Ribeiro de Almeida (Centro de Estudos de Cultura Contemporânea (Brasil))


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Time From Submission to Publication: 52 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This article sets out to discuss the foreign policy of Dilma Rousseff (2011-2014) in relation to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). It examines the direction Brazil wanted that organization to go in when the scope of such South American institutions was widened to formally include new sectors —defense, infrastructure and finance— in regional treaties. After investigating Brazil’s actions in those sectors, it found that the government of Brazil: a) sought to support means of governance which were not sufficiently institutionalized; b) wished to reconcile a broad national autonomy with increased commitments to regional mechanisms; and c) did not provide help in forming a regional bureaucracy that would have provided the minimal operational conditions required to support the proposed integrationist initiatives.