South Atlantic relations: From bilateral trade relations to multilateral coalition building

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South Atlantic relations, under the leadership of Brazil and South Africa, have recently received a fresh breath of life. This article provides a general overview of developments and assesses aspects such as preferential trade agreements, multilateral coalition building and security cooperation in the context of South–South relations. The renewed impetus has resulted in improved influence and leverage from less developed Southern countries over the global political and economic agenda. New initiatives that have helped place the leaders of the South at the centre of the decision-making process have emerged and are widely regarded as viable options for future progress in the developing world. These initiatives, which are driven by the growing strength of South Atlantic relations, are looked at in the broader context, from a practical perspective where tangible results are required over and above the ideals of solidarity to ensure sustainable socioeconomic development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-537
Number of pages15
JournalCambridge Review of International Affairs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

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  • Political Science and International Relations


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