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Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional

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MIELNICZUK, Fabiano. From realism to emancipation: the role of economic factors in security studies. Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.1, pp.9-30. ISSN 1983-3121.

The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that economic factors were subordinated to the realist rationale in the subfield of security studies in almost the entire period of its existence. After the end of the Cold War, the realist shielding that hindered the treatment of economic factors per se in traditional approaches was breached by approaches that considered the individual, and not the State, as the subject of security.

Keywords : security studies; economic factors; realism.

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