HSF, ISS, KAS e SAIIA – Brazil and R2P: a Rising Global Player Struggles to Harmonise Discourse and Practice

By Eduarda Passarelli Hamann
November, 2012

Until now, Brazil has relied on diplomacy to promote ideas and values related to international peace and security, and, if it cannot back up these ideas with action, its discourse as a global player is likely to lose its legitimacy. In other words, up to now Brazilhs discourse and practice have been consistent with what is expected from a middle power; but its status has recently changed, and it is still acting on the global stage with preferred solutions that are not necessarily consistent with this new status. Either the world will change to accommodate a narrative that eminently privileges soft power, or Brazil will need to adapt its discourse or practice for the sake of coherence and reputation.


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