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The BRICS and global governance: China’s contradictory role

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Third World Quarterly
Issue number10
Volume39
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)1962-1978
Publication statusPublished
Early online date19/03/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The impact of rising powers generally and the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in particular on the existing global order has become controversial and contested. Donald Trump’s nationalist foreign policy agenda has raised questions about the BRICS willingness and capacity to provide leadership in place on an American administration that is increasingly inward looking. As a result, the rise of BRICS poses potential normative and structural challenges to the existing liberal international order. Given its geoeconomic significance, China also poses a potential problem for the other BRICS, as well as the governance of the existing order more generally. Consequently, we argue that it will be difficult for the BRICS to maintain a unified position amongst themselves, let alone play a constructive role in preserving the foundations of ‘global governance’.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Third World Quarterly on 19/03/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01436597.2018.1438186