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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. doi: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

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. doi: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

Interregionalism's impact on regional integration in developing countries: the case of Mercosur (2015)
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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. doi: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

Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank (2014)
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Doctor, M. (2015). Assessing the changing roles of the Brazilian Development Bank. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 34(2), 197-213. doi: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

Prospects for deepening Mercosur integration: Economic asymmetry and institutional deficits (2012)
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Doctor, M. (2013). Prospects for deepening Mercosur integration: Economic asymmetry and institutional deficits. Review of International Political Economy, 20(3), (515-540). doi:10.1080/09692290.2012.671763. ISSN 0969-2290

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

Boosting investment and growth: the role of social pacts in the Brazilian automotive industry (2007)
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Doctor, M. (2007). Boosting investment and growth: the role of social pacts in the Brazilian automotive industry. Oxford development studies, 35(1), (105-130). doi:10.1080/13600810601167629. ISSN 1360-0818

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

Institutional modernisation and the legacy of corporatism: The case of port reform in Brazil (2003)
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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. doi: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