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    Book Review: Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro by Richard Lapper

Book Review: Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro by Richard Lapper

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In Beef, Bible and Bullets: Brazil in the Age of Bolsonaro, Richard Lapper examines the underlying features of Brazilian society and recent socio-economic trends that shaped the 2018 presidential elections and lifted Jair Bolsonaro to power. Mark S. Langevin reviews the book, which provides a compelling, albeit incomplete, explanation of Bolsonaro’s ascent by exploring who exactly he represents.

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    Book Review: Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions by Peter Newell

Book Review: Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions by Peter Newell

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In Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions, Peter Newell examines energy transitions at all levels of governance, drawing out the lessons learned from prior energy transitions to unlock an actionable understanding of today’s struggle to decarbonise the global economy. While the book stops short of presenting a detailed comparative analytical framework, researchers can learn a great […]

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    Book Review: Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System by Paul Blustein

Book Review: Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System by Paul Blustein

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In Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System, Paul Blustein dives below the foam and froth of the China-US bilateral rivalry to craft a critical understanding of China and its impact on trade and the international order. The book is useful reading for those seeking to understand the ‘China Shock’ and the ensuing trade conflict between China and […]

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    Book Review: Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence by David R. Mares and Harold A. Trinkunas

Book Review: Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence by David R. Mares and Harold A. Trinkunas

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In Aspirational Power: Brazil on the Long Road to Global Influence, David R. Mares and Harold A. Trinkunas examine Brazil as an exemplar of the use of soft power to obtain greater global influence. While identifying cases that challenge some of the book’s analysis, Mark S. Langevin finds this is an indispensable evaluation of Brazil’s changing position in the world […]

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