Dr Laura Trajber Waisbich: New Publications

How do rising powers like China and Brazil partner with entities in the United Nations Development System to share some of their policy solutions, policy ideas and technologies with other developing countries? And what happens when governments change and the policies - that were once valued and implemented domestically as well diffused internationally - simply vanish from the public agenda?

Dr Laura Trajber Waisbich has just published two pieces on these topics. Both are fully accessible online.

The IDOS Discussion Paper, Partnerships for policy transfer: How Brazil and China engage in triangular cooperation with the United Nations, co-authored with Dr Sebastian Haug shows how

Brazil and China make use of projects, programmes and centres set up with different UN entities – the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP), among others – to promote their development experiences abroad. The paper examine similarities and differences between Brazilian and Chinese approaches and point to key challenges for (research on) triangular cooperation.  

As for the article “One Single Agriculture”: Dismantling Policies and Silencing Peasant Family Farmers in Brazilian Foreign Policy (2016-2022), published in the Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional discusses successive symbolic-discursive, as well as policy-institutional governmental efforts to close-off Brazil’s foreign policymaking to peasant family farmers and their interests since 2016, and in particular during Jair Bolsonaro’s administration (2019-2022). The study reveals changing patterns in state-society interfaces, and contributes to bridging the fields of Foreign Policy Analysis, Policy Dismantling and Social Participation.