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HAGE, José Alexandre Altahyde. Brazilian energy policy in an era of globalization: energy and conflicts of a developing state. Rev. Sociol. Polit. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.41, pp.75-91. ISSN 0104-4478.

The purpose of this article is to analyze how developing States such as Brazil are faring in the ambit of globalization.. We intend to show that globalization has largely not contributed in advantageous ways to developing states, due to their difficulties in building national power.. In these cases, globalization itself can be used as a means to concentrate influence within industrialized States, making relationships difficult on both sides. We also intend to examine how these issues correspond to the role Brazil may represent as large scale ethanol and oil producer. Finally, we. seek to understand how the country can become a major producer of energy while at the same time building national power in the age of globalization.

Keywords : Brazilian National Power; Globalization; International Politics; Energy.

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