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De the BRICS make a bloc? CEPS Commentary, 30 April 2012

Emerson, Michael (2012) De the BRICS make a bloc? CEPS Commentary, 30 April 2012. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    In this Commentary, CEPS Associate Senior Research Fellow Michael Emerson looks at whether the so-called BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) actually form a bloc, and concludes that they do not. Three of them form part of another group: IBSA (India, Brazil and the South Africa Dialogue Forum) and are more advanced as partners. However, what both BRICS and IBSA do is confront the European Union with discomforting questions about its role as global actor.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Brazil; South Africa; IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa Dialogue Forum).
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Asia-general > South Asia
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Latin America
    Countries > Russia
    Countries > India
    Countries > China
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 12:31
    Number of Pages: 17
    Last Modified: 04 May 2012 12:31
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/34849

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