The concept of emerging power in international politics and economy

Vol. 36 No. 1 (2016)

Jan-Mar / 2016
Published March 1, 2020
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How to Cite

Dutra Fonseca, Pedro Cezar, Lucas de Oliveira Paes, and André Moreira Cunha. 2016. “The Concept of Emerging Power in International Politics and Economy”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 36 (1), 46-69. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572016v36n01a04.

The concept of emerging power in international politics and economy

Pedro Cezar Dutra Fonseca
Professor titular do Departamento de Economia e Relações Internacionais, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS – Brasil.
Lucas de Oliveira Paes
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Estratégicos Internacionais da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul e Bolsista da CAPES, Porto Alegre, RS – Brasil.
André Moreira Cunha
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS – Brasil e Pesquisador do CNPq.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 36 No. 1 (2016), Jan-Mar / 2016, Pages 46-69

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze the concept of emerging power established to the understanding of international affairs. The work observes that the use of the lexicon emerging – regarding to markets, countries or powers - as qualifier for a range of international relations phenomena became a constituent part of the matter. In spite of that, the empirical denotation of the predicate is ahead of the amount of efforts on its theoretical contextualization. Our methodological hypothesis is that the rational denial of the concepts prevailing connotative spectrum by acknowledging the embedded wisdom about cognate phenomena synthesizes a theoretical framework on its accurate use.

JEL Classification: F5; F53; F6.


Keywords: emerging powers, regional powers, middle powers, semi-periphery