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Arthur A. Stein, Professor of Political Science, UCLA
 
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Archive for the 'Global Governance' Category

[As posted at Rising BRICSAM]
Alan’s post on Monday focused on the views of G8 members about the possibility of expanding their membership. This post was drafted before Alan’s and focuses instead on the G-8’s outreach efforts.

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The Creation of Clubs: The BRIC

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

[As posted at Rising BRICSAM]
In a previous post, I distinguished three bases for grouping countries. In this blog, I discuss the BRIC and its possible expansion to BRICSAM in that context.

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[As posted at Rising BRICSAM]
BRICSAM is being proffered as a new grouping of states. Alan has written a set of excellent blogs asking whether the BRICSAM states have comparable wealth and power positions and whether all the countries fit in the same category or class. What began as a Goldman Sachs grouping of BRICs was [...]

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Declinism

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

[As posted at Rising BRICSAM]
The conversation about BRICSAM takes place against the backdrop of assessments about the international system. And the problem is that there is an ever-present cottage industry extrapolating from short term dynamics to make sweeping generalizations about the course of history, and it is typically wrong. Put differently, we are experiencing yet [...]

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