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    Chinese investment in Europe in the Age of Brexit and Trump

    • Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    18 September 2017
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    Chinese investments in Europe have surged in recent years, totaling €35 billion in 2016. This paper examines the nature and scope of Chinese investments, how investments in Europe differ to those made in the Global South, why the Chinese state is interested in investing in the Europe and the implications for social movements committed to social justice.

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    Shifting Power Global Convergence

    • Sean Starrs
    27 September 2014
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    The narrative of Western decline in the face of the rise of the BRICS is overstated and misleading. Only China seems to pose any challenge to continued US political and economic dominance

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    Shifting Power Reader

    05 September 2014
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    The economic rise of China, India, Brazil and others has prompted plenty of speculation about its implications for US power and global governance. But what does the rise of these nations mean for social movements committed to economic, social and environmental justice? This Reader pulls together a series of working papers.

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    The Emerging Economies and Climate Change

    • Praful Bidwai
    04 September 2014
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    The BASIC bloc of countries in UN negotiations have too often ended up collaborating and colluding with the inaction of industrialised countries, undermining the future of the poor in their own countries and throughout the South.

  5. BRICS: A Global Trade Power in a Multipolar World

    • Joseph Purugganan, Afsar Jafri, Pablo Solon
    04 September 2014
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    The BRICS have played an important role at moments in slowing down neoliberal trade policy, but do not depart from a global trade model that has yielded great profits for a few major transnational companies and witnessed a race to the bottom in term of wages, working conditions, and environmental protection.

  6. India in the Emerging World Order

    • Deepshikha Shahi
    04 September 2014
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    India's foreign policy strategy is driven by a desire to become a major world power and bolstered by the interests of its corporations seeking new markets, but it has come at a cost of deepseated poverty, internal conflicts and repression of social movements.

  7. South Africa and the BRICS alliance

    • William Gumede
    04 September 2014
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    South Africa under the ANC and its alliance with the BRICS promised a more moral, democratic vision of global governance, but in practice its foreign policy has been too often swayed by narrow commercial interests and short-term growth.

  8. The Brics and Global Capitalism

    • Walden Bello
    03 September 2014
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    The rapid growth of BRICS economies can not obscure a growing crisis of inequality, social unrest and the perils and limits of export-orientated economies.

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    Land grabbing under the Cover of Law

    • Tomaso Ferrando
    03 September 2014
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    The BRICS are following the pattern traditionally adopted by Northern countries of enclosing and exploiting land, both nationally and abroad, to benefit capital and global agro-industrialisation. They are also using law and diplomacy, notably Bilateral Investment Agreements, in order to facilitate access to foreign land, and foster their own economic interests.

  10. Brazil: From Cursed Legacy to Compromised Hope?

    • Adhemar Mineiro
    02 September 2014
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    Brazil provided perhaps the best hope for social movements that the rise of emerging economies might offer new opportunities for progressive economic and social transformation, but 12 years after Lula's election the alliance between social movements and Brazil seems much more fraught with tension.

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    China Rising

    • Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    01 September 2014
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    Understanding China's rise on the global stage cannot be understood without acknowledging its role in reinforcing neoliberal globalisation. Allying with nascent Chinese civil society will be critical for reshaping China and the world's future.

  12. Emerging Powers: Rise of the South or a Reconfiguration of Elites

    • Achin Vanaik
    01 September 2014
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    The BRICS challenge to US imperial power is an important development, but building a more humane and ecologically sustainable world will require fundamental changes to the politics and policies practiced by the emerging powers.