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Public opinion and foreign policy: Brazilian perceptions on regional integration in South America

Grant number: 18/17933-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 24, 2019
Effective date (End): July 23, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Principal Investigator:Janina Onuki
Grantee:Arthur Felipe Murta Rocha Soares
Supervisor abroad: Anthony Wynne Pereira
Home Institution: Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : King's College London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:16/18514-9 - The public opinion as a determinant in the formulation of Brazilian Foreign Policy: an analysis from the regional role, BP.DR

Abstract

The 1990s brought in a change in the interaction of Brazilian society with foreign policy issues. Themes such as the intensity and extent of Brazilian involvement abroad began to arouse greater interest among opinion leaders and social organizations. Few years later, during Lula administration, establish a South American order under Brazilian leadership became a priority element. However, Brazilian public opinion do not seemed to support the paymaster role of the country regionally. In this sense, this research aims to ascertain how national and regional public opinion perceives Brazil's actions in South American integration processes. The main databases used to develop this research proposal comes from the Las Americas y el Mundo project, conducted in seven South American countries and Mexico. In addition, the databases of the Brazilian segment of the project will allow the comparative analysis of the different perceptions of public opinion regarding foreign policy issues. Two surveys were applied at crucial moments for the analysis proposed here. Due to the year of application, the information from the first one will make it possible to understand the views of public opinion about the regional action of Brazil during the Lula's administration (2003-2010), while the second edition of the survey allows the evaluation of this same perception, coming from the first term of Dilma's government (2011-2014).