Rowman and Littlefield International

Rethinking Global Democracy in Brazil

By Markus Fraundorfer

Publication Date: Nov 2017

Pages 240

Hardback 9781786604538
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In recent years, a growing literature has focused on how to create more effective and democratic global governance mechanisms to better tackle global challenges such as health epidemics, global hunger, Internet surveillance or the consequences of climate change. Yet there is a gap in accessible published material to reflect contributions of democratic states from the global South.

Among these democracies from the global South, Brazil is a popular case for teachers and researchers looking to study global governance mechanisms. This book provides students with a framework that challenges the Western-centred views on questions of how to democratise global governance processes, arguing that developing democracies from the global South have developed serious and sustainable approaches to a more democratic global system.

With chapters on Brazil’s responses to global food security, the purchase of drugs, open government initiatives and internet governance, this book opens up contemporary and novel practices of democracy for examination.
1. Introduction / 2. Democratising Global Governance / 3. Brazil and the Purchase of Drugs / 4. Brazil and Food Security / 5. Brazil and Open Government / 6. Brazil and Internet Governance / 7. Conclusion / Bibliography / Index
What I appreciate most about Fraundorfer’s new book is his genuine commitment with the proposal of offering to readers a non-Eurocentric account of democratic global governance, learning from a host of political experiments in Brazil – one of the largest laboratories for public policies in the global South – some innovative lessons that can meaningfully apply to other communities around the globe.
Dawisson Belém Lopes, Professor of International and Comparative Politics, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
This important debut book offers novel assessments of contributions from Brazil and Brazilians towards more democratic global governance. Experiences in four issue-areas show that innovative initiatives from rising actors in world politics can help to give valuable concrete form to ‘global democracy’.
Jan Aart Scholte, Professor of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
Markus Fraundorfer is a research fellow at the Institute of International Relations, University of São Paulo.

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