Brazil’s Emerging Role in Global Governance: Health, Food by M. Fraundorfer

By M. Fraundorfer

The writer examines Brazil's rising function as an immense actor in a variety of sectors of worldwide governance. via exploring how Brazil's workout of strength built during the last decade within the sectors of well-being, foodstuff protection and bioenergy, this publication sheds mild at the energy concepts of an rising nation from the worldwide south.

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24 Brazil’s Emerging Role in Global Governance This personal tragedy experienced by people living with and dying from HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s was exacerbated by another tragedy involving the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies have been using their monopoly on patented AIDS drugs backed by the Agreement for Trade-Related Aspects on Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) to sell these drugs at exorbitant prices to governments in the developing world. As a consequence, the costs for AIDS drugs were so high that many people living with the virus in developing countries could not afford to get access to these life-saving drugs.

Long puts these two central issues in relation to each other by emphasising that ‘[k]nowledge processes are embedded in social processes that imply aspects of power, authority and legitimation; and they are to lead to the establishment of common perceptions and interests’ (Long 2001: 183). In common with other authors (Bartsch and Kohlmorgen 2007; Hein et al. 2007; Hein and Moon 2013: 38), I have slightly modified Long’s original approach, which concentrated on vertical local/national-global interfaces, cultural practices and sociological aspects.

It is generally acknowledged that threats to health may compromise a country’s stability and security. We believe that health as a foreign policy issue needs a stronger strategic focus on the international agenda. (Amorim et al. 2007: 1373) The Oslo Ministerial Declaration acknowledged that health was not only a value in itself but related to issues of development, economic growth and a country’s stability and security. No less important, the states agreed that new governance structures needed to be developed in order to meet the challenges of global governance as a whole.

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