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p. 1037. The staying power of the BRICSlocked

  • Andrew F. Cooper

Abstract

The BRICS group can be interpreted in several ways: as a cluster of big emerging economies with dramatic growth; as a diplomatic club of reform-minded members seeking a new and fairer deal in the world’s institutional architecture; or as a group with the disruptive potential to cause a rupture in the global system. ‘The staying power of the BRICS’ highlights the need for a broad overview given the absence of a single dominant identity. The continued existence of the BRICS suggests that both its symbolic and operational role in the diffusion of authority in the 21st-century global system should not be underestimated.

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