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Development banks as instruments of Brazilian strategic diplomacy (2021)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (in press). Development banks as instruments of Brazilian strategic diplomacy. Contemporary Politics, https://doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2021.1961395

The article considers whether Brazil’s foreign policies aimed at reforming the global governance architecture for development finance can be considered the application of ‘strategic diplomacy’, and assesses the conditions for and limitations of imple... Read More about Development banks as instruments of Brazilian strategic diplomacy.

Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’ (2017)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2017). Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’. International Affairs, 93(3), 643-660. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iix077

This article discusses how Brazilian foreign policy-makers addressed one of the key graduation dilemmas facing Brazil, i.e. the need to build domestic support for a shared vision within society for Brazil's role in the international arena. In the con... Read More about Brazilian business and Itamaraty in the PT era: foreign policy-making in the context of ‘graduation dilemmas’.

Business-state relations in Brazil: Challenges of the port reform lobby (2016)
Book
Doctor, M. (2017). Business-state relations in Brazil: Challenges of the port reform lobby. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203744031

© 2017 Taylor & Francis. All rights reserved. In recent years, the spotlight of international attention on Brazil has often been in the area of logistics infrastructure-for example, on its capacity to deal with the high demand expected during the W... Read More about Business-state relations in Brazil: Challenges of the port reform lobby.

Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20 (2015)
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Doctor, M. (2015). Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20. Global Society, 29(3), 286-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600826.2015.1025041

The article evaluates the extent to which Brazil's foreign policy actions, negotiating positions and diplomatic strategies in global governance institutions contribute to supporting its national interest and foreign policy aims. It compares Brazil's... Read More about Brazil's role in institutions of global economic governance : the WTO and G20.

Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur (2015)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2015). Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(7), 967-984. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2014.992932

This article examines the impact of interregionalism on deepening regional integration processes in non-European Union (EU) regions, specifically the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). It considers whether ‘capacity-building’ functions of interregion... Read More about Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur.

Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank (2014)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2015). Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 34(2), 197-213. https://doi.org/10.1111/blar.12210

Since it was founded in 1952, the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES; Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development) has been at the centre of Brazil's industrialisation and development strategy. It played a key... Read More about Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank.

Prospects for deepening Mercosur integration: Economic asymmetry and institutional deficits (2012)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2013). Prospects for deepening Mercosur integration: Economic asymmetry and institutional deficits. Review of International Political Economy, 20(3), 515-540. https://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2012.671763

Mercosur faces a number of challenges in furthering its regional integration. This article considers whether theories developed for European regionalism, such as neo-functionalism and liberal inter-governmentalism, provide a suitable framework for an... Read More about Prospects for deepening Mercosur integration: Economic asymmetry and institutional deficits.

Book review: Lael Brainard and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz (eds.), Brazil as an Economic Superpower? Understanding Brazil's Changing Role in the Global Economy (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2009), pp. viii+291, £17.99, pb. (2011)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2011). Book review: Lael Brainard and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz (eds.), Brazil as an Economic Superpower? Understanding Brazil's Changing Role in the Global Economy (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2009), pp. viii+291, £17.99, pb. Journal of Latin American Studies, 43(02), 411-412. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022216x11000356

Journal of Latin American Studies (2011), 43 : pp 411-412 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2011

Is Brazilian capitalism at an institutional equilibrium? A varieties of capitalism approach (2010)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2010). Is Brazilian capitalism at an institutional equilibrium? A varieties of capitalism approach. Desenvolvimento em Debate, 1(1), 50-69

Given that Brazilian capitalism does not fit any single ideal type variety of capitalism, the article discusses whether Brazilian capitalism is still evolving towards an ideal type or whether it is already at a hybrid institutional equilibrium. The a... Read More about Is Brazilian capitalism at an institutional equilibrium? A varieties of capitalism approach.

Lula's development council: Neo-corporatism and policy reform in Brazil (2007)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2007). Lula's development council: Neo-corporatism and policy reform in Brazil. Latin American perspectives, 34(6), 131-148. https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X07308265

Brazil's recently created Council for Economic and Social Development was designed to enhance democratic governance and socioeconomic development via consultation and dialogue with civil society actors. In its first years of operation, it served to a... Read More about Lula's development council: Neo-corporatism and policy reform in Brazil.

Boosting investment and growth: the role of social pacts in the Brazilian automotive industry (2007)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2007). Boosting investment and growth: the role of social pacts in the Brazilian automotive industry. Oxford development studies, 35(1), 105-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/13600810601167629

The article examines why the automotive industry invested over US$20 billion in Brazil in the second half of the 1990s, focusing on how political economy factors influenced investment decisions. It is argued that, in a context of economic and policy... Read More about Boosting investment and growth: the role of social pacts in the Brazilian automotive industry.

Institutional modernisation and the legacy of corporatism: The case of port reform in Brazil (2003)
Journal Article
Doctor, M. (2003). Institutional modernisation and the legacy of corporatism: The case of port reform in Brazil. Journal of Latin American Studies, 35(2), 341-365. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002216X03006783

This article analyses some of the difficulties of institutional modernisation based on a study of Brazilian port reform in the 1990s. It explains how and why Brazilian business managed to organise collective action for dramatic reform of the port str... Read More about Institutional modernisation and the legacy of corporatism: The case of port reform in Brazil.

Business and delays in port reform in Brazil (2002)
Journal Article
DOCTOR, M. (2002). Business and delays in port reform in Brazil. Brazilian journal of political economy = Revisita de economia politica, 22(2), 273-296. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572002-1013

The case of port modernization reform in Brazil encapsules the problems Brazilian reformers face. Although reform legislation was passed in 1993 (Law 8.630/93), many obstacles remain for full implementation of its provision. This article focuses on h... Read More about Business and delays in port reform in Brazil.