New book addresses the BRICS and the future of global order
Social Sciences
05 June 2017

New book addresses the BRICS and the future of global order

The book, Stuenkel follows the group’s progress since the term “BRICS” was coined by economist Jim O’Neill in 2001, and until the latest events, such as the creation of the New Development Bank in 2015.

Launched this month in Brazil, the book “The BRICS and the Future of Global Order”, written by professor Oliver Stuenkel, is the first and most comprehensive academic analysis of the history of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The book depicts the main global dynamics in the first decade of the 21st century: the shift in power to Asia, symbolized by the group’s creation.

In the book, Stuenkel - who is also a coordinator of FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), in Sao Paulo, and MBA courses in International Relations in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo - follows the group’s progress since the term “BRICS” was coined by economist Jim O’Neill in 2001, and until the latest events, such as the creation of the New Development Bank in 2015. The work illustrates the group’s increasing relevance in global order, as well as the trends that should guide the next joint actions between the countries.

Besides acting as a guidebook on BRICS history, the book also answers some frequently asked questions about these countries and their goals, which can either add to or challenge global politics efforts led by the U.S. and Europe. The author analyzes what the ascension of powerhouses such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa means to the future of global order, helping readers understand the group’s relevance when discussing today’s increasingly polarized world.

Published originally in English by Lexington Press, the Brazilian Portuguese version will be published by Paz e Terra in the country. “The BRICS and the future of global order” will also have a Chinese version published by Shanghai People’s Press in September, during the BRICS group’s ninth summit held in the city of Xiamen, China.

Go to the website to buy the book.