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International regimes and the domestic, regional, and global levels: a multidimensional analysis in the fields of the market and society

Grant number: 14/26455-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Janina Onuki
Grantee:Vinícius Guilherme Rodrigues Vieira
Host Institution: Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/07997-9 - The third level: regions as a frame for state action in the international society, BE.EP.PD


This project aims to investigate the mutual impact among the domestic, regional, and global levels on the perception of sovereign states as they consider joining international regimes. Also, it intends to develop a theoretical model to frame such analysis. The model is based upon the sociological concept of fields, which can be briefly defined as social spaces where actors compete and cooperate to preserve their power and, if possible, to expand it. We identify in the contemporaneous world two fields that structure the three aforementioned levels: the market, where social actors express their economic-material interests, and the society, in which normative values are disputed. Hence, our main hypothesis is that states consider the dynamic of power in both fields as they opt for participating in international regimes. Yet, in contrast with current theoretical models or various schools of thought in International Relations, we do not work with the divide between the domestic and the international level. Rather, we propose that there is a third level: the regional one. Therefore, states would define their domestic and international priorities based on the regional dynamics in the fields of the market and society. In order to develop such model, we intend to compare Brazil's and India's approach in relation to the trade and the nuclear regimes since the 1990s. We argue that their respective choices in those two issue-areas stem from the regional dynamics in which each of these states is located. As Brazil's neighbourhood had already been pacified and economically integrated, the country viewed the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Non-Proliferation (NPT) regimes with far more positively than did India, which still faces military and political-economic tensions within its region. (AU)

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VIEIRA, VINICIUS RODRIGUES. Beyond the Market: The Global South and the WTO's Normative Dimension. INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION-A JOURNAL OF THEORY AND PRACTICE, v. 21, n. 2, SI, p. 267-294, . (14/26455-7)

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