Panel: BRICS as a new global communication order Paper: BRICS as a new constellation in international relations?

TitlePanel: BRICS as a new global communication order Paper: BRICS as a new constellation in international relations?
Publication TypeConference Paper
Author(s)Kakonen, J.
Affiliation (1st Author)University of Tampere
Section or WGInternational Communication Section
DateWed 26 June
Slot CodeINCW2a
Slot Code (Keyword)INCW2a
Time of Session11:00-12:30
RoomCG86
Session TitleBRICS as a new global communication order
Submission ID6397
Abstract

The aim of the paper is to evaluate the possible role of the BRICS as an organization in international relations. The major question in the essay is whether emerging states, fast economic growth and interest for a multipolar international system and antipathy against the US lead unipolar international system are factors enough to make BRICS a coherent and relevant international actor. It seems to be clear that all BRICS members have their own national interests and they have found that they can use BRICS for advancing those interests. On the other hand five BRICS countries make a diverse combination of countries with different civilizational and cultural backgrounds. Therefore it is not easy to assume that as an organization BRICS would be an organization for changing the international system or would it be better to say that BRICS members have different kind of expectations what comes to the future world order. In this respect the most important BRICS countries are China and India, which also have contradictory interest and expectations about the future Asian as well as world order.

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