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PICKUP, Megan. Foreign policy of the New Left: explaining Brazil's Southern partnerships. Contexto int. [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.1, pp.55-93.  Epub May 17, 2016. ISSN 1982-0240.

The purpose of this study is to consider the relationship between domestic change and foreign policy in Brazil, a country seeking to become Latin America's hegemon, and achieve greater global status. It focuses on Brazil's partnerships with other countries in the Global South. It argues that, due to the combination of institutions and interests behind foreign policy-making in Brazil, there is no coherent project of South-South engagement. As a result, South-South ties tend to contradict the Brazilian government's foreign policy objective of acting as a global equaliser. The study also examines the drivers of Brazil's foreign conduct, and argues that the politico-economic determinants of foreign policy differ from those of domestic policy.

Keywords : Brazil; New Left; South-South Cooperation; Foreign Policy; Determinants..

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