The BRICS in International Development

Published on 1 January 2016

This book offers a comprehensive comparative perspective on the increasingly significant development cooperation activities of the BRICS. Providing a powerful set of insights into the drivers for engagement within each country, it brings together leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and OECD countries. The authors review the empirical evidence for the BRICS’ modes of development cooperation and their geographical reach, and explore the historical background and patterns of international development engagement of each country. They also present a cutting-edge analysis of the broader geopolitical shifts, distinctive ideologies and normative discourses that are influencing and informing their engagement in increasingly ambitious joint projects such as the New Development Bank. This collection is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the rapidly changing landscape of international development. Chapters include: • Introduction: International Development, South-South Cooperation and the Rising Powers, Gu, Jing (et al.); Brazil as a Development Partner Under Lula and Rousseff: Shifts and Continuities, Suyama, Bianca (et al.); Russia: A Re-emerging Donor, Larionova, Marina (et al.); India: From Technical Cooperation to Trade and Investment, Chenoy, Anuradha (et al.); China on the Move: The ‘New Silk Road’ to International Development Cooperation? Gu, Jing (et al.); South Africa: Security and Stability in Development Cooperation, Grobbelaar, Neuma; Civil Society, BRICS and International Development Cooperation: Perspectives from India, South Africa and Brazil, Pomeroy, Melissa (et al.); Looking Across BRICS: An Emerging International Development Agenda? Chenoy, Anuradha (et al.)

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Mader, P. (2018), Contesting Financial Inclusion. Development and Change, 49: 461-483. doi:10.1111/dech.12368


Alex Shankland

Research Fellow

Jing Gu

Research Fellow, Centre Director

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