Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional
On-line version ISSN 1983-3121
LESSA, Antônio Carlos; COUTO, Leandro Freitas and FARIAS, Rogério de Souza. Planned foreign policy: plurianual plans and Brazil's international action, from Cardoso to Lula (1995-2008). Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2009, vol.52, n.1, pp.89-109. ISSN 1983-3121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-73292009000100005.
Analyzing strategic orientations of the last four plurianual plans - 1996-1999, 2000-2003, 2004-2007 e 2008-2011, the article reveals how foreign policy has been incorporated to federal planning and the role given to the foreign sector in the development strategies undertaken by Cardoso and Lula governments. It demonstrates coherence between the foreign policy planned and that effectively undertaken, explaining the differences between their strategies and the lines of foreign policy priotitezed.
Keywords : Brazilian Foreign Policy; plurianual plans; Brazilian development strategies.