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dc.contributor.advisorBruneau, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorGrina, James J.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:42Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:42Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42636
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis assesses the rise of Brazil as a global power. To examine this, the research takes an international relations approach to measure power in terms of a state’s ability to influence other states. Three aspects that this research focuses on are wealth, land power, and international influence. These characteristics separate hegemons, global, middle, and regional powers. Brazil’s rise to global power started with instituting neoliberal reform, which produced the economic growth over the last 20 years, and has translated into the ability to domestically and globally invest in poverty and disease reduction programs across Latin America and Africa. With the strongest military in Latin America, Brazil has difficulty acquiring new technology and military assets because no direct security threat exists. Foreign policy desires a projection of force, while defense spending limits the military to internal security. Brazil’s role in international organizations provides many opportunities to exert leadership, but each organization limits the level of Brazilian influence. This thesis finds that Brazil, although strong economically, is still a middle power with aspirations of global power, based on a difference in its material capabilities and ability to continually exercise economic and political influence outside the Latin American region.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleBrazil’s rise to global poweren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPorch, Douglas
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorGlobal Poweren_US
dc.subject.authorHegemonen_US
dc.subject.authorInternational Organizationsen_US
dc.subject.authorTrade Blocsen_US
dc.subject.authorBipolaren_US
dc.subject.authorUnipolaren_US
dc.subject.authorBalancingen_US
dc.subject.authorBandwagoningen_US
dc.subject.authorRealismen_US
dc.subject.authorLiberalismen_US
dc.subject.authorSoft Poweren_US
dc.subject.authorNonproliferationen_US
dc.subject.authorNeoliberal reformen_US
dc.subject.authorHeterodoxen_US
dc.subject.authorOrthodoxen_US
dc.subject.authorShock Therapyen_US
dc.subject.authorGradual market reformen_US
dc.subject.authorEconomic Crises Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorIdeational theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Institutional Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorRational Choiceen_US
dc.subject.authorCognitive-Psychological theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorDemocratic Consolidationen_US
dc.subject.authorBolsa Famíliaen_US
dc.subject.authorReal Planen_US
dc.subject.authorBRICen_US
dc.subject.authorExport Oriented Growthen_US
dc.subject.authorImport Substitution Industrializationen_US
dc.subject.authorSouth-South cooperation.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Western Hemisphere)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Western Hemisphere)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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