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by Jingzhong Ye, Teodor Shanin, Sergio Schneider, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg in 2016

In this paper we argue, firstly, that the so-called BRICS countries very clearly exhibit the dynamics and shortcomings of the extractivist economic model that increasingly dominates the world. Secondly, the paper explores the responses that are actively being constructed to counter the, often...

by Clara Craviotti in 2016

In the Southern Cone of the Americas, the widespread adoption of modern biotechnology is one of the factors that led to the establishment of a socio-technical regime based on genetically modified (GM) soy. In fact, today most soybeans in the Southern Cone are produced through a technological...

by Ben McKay, Alberto Alonso‐Fradejas, Zoe Brent, Yunan Xu, Sergio Sauer in 2016

China’s growth has provoked changes in global geopolitics, deeply influencing the global economy and trade relations. China has increased its demand for primary (agro)commodities and developed new investment partnerships abroad to secure its access to resources such as minerals, hydrocarbons and...

by Daniela Andrade in 2016

During the first decade of the 2000s, the expansion of agro-commodities production and exports in Brazil provided evidence and explanation for the country’s economic upswing and emergence at the global context. The current crisis did not demise its condition as a global agribusiness powerhouse,...

by Shigehisa Kasahara in 2016

In 2015, a group of emerging market economies known as “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) – which collectively account for more than 25% of the world’s GDP and land area, as well as roughly 40% of the world’s population – created the New Development Bank (NDB), a...

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