Coalitions and multilaterism: the Brazilian foreign policy and IBSA and G-20 coalitions

This research aims to broaden the understanding of South-South coalition or alliance formation within the new multilateral agenda context. The analysis will focus on two South-South coalitions, the G-3 (also known as IBSA) and the G-20 given their importance in terms of trade multilateralism. Through the use of spatial models and based on G-3 and G-20 coalitions, this project tries to understand the bases of south-south alliance formation understood as multilateral games. Based on preference assessment (ideal points of countries, the unit of analysis in this case), the situation of regimes (the status quo) and the indifference curve for countries, spatial models are used to analyze the prospects of international coalition formation.


From Janina Onuki e Amâncio Jorge de Oliveira.