Changing Weather: China's Role in Latin America's Climate Change Policy

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The paper addresses the issue of whether - in line with the Chinese economic approximation to Latin America during the last decade - the region has experienced political changes in terms of countries' foreign policies, shifting their traditional alignment with the positions of the regional hegemon, the United States. Given this general focus, the research project focuses on evaluating a specific issue of global governance: climate change policy. Here I find a marked difference between the Chinese and the US position, constituting two opposing poles between which Latin American countries must operate. I consider the cases of two countries, Brazil and Chile, in terms of their discursive location between China and the United States on global climate change policy. I was able to identify discursive changes throughout the decade that suggest a political alignment of the two Latin American countries with China.
Translated title of the contributionClima cambiante: el papel de China en la política de cambio climático de América Latina
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40 - 85
Number of pages46
JournalPapel Politico
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


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