The BRICS in the New Global Economic Geography

Andrew F Cooper, Ramesh Thakur

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    The architecture of global governance is made up of intergovernmental global and regional organizations as the inner core of formal multilateral machinery; informal but functionally specific and single-problem oriented institutions such as the Proliferation Security Initiative; and a “soft” layer of informal, general-purpose institutions such as the myriad of “G” groups which “serve as consensus incubators and direction-setters, not direct action decision-makers.”1 They can range from G zero-a world in which no country exercises hegemonic power or influence-to G1, a unipolar world. In recent times there has been much talk of a possible G2, meaning the United States and China, and some talk of a possible G3 (with either the European Union, EU, or India being the third member).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Organization and Global Governance
    Editors Thomas G Weiss & Rorden Wilkinson
    Place of PublicationGreat Britain
    ISBN (Print)9780415627436
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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