A changing role for agriculture in global political economy? Brazil’s rise as an agro-power

Kristen Hopewell

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Abstract

This chapter analyses the case of Brazil to show how its recent development experience both confirms and defies the expectations of Prebisch’s theory. Brazil has become one of the largest and most competitive agricultural exporters in the world. This has been translated into political influence on the global stage and enabled it to secure prominent roles in global economic governance. Contrary to Prebisch’s expectations, agriculture has provided an important source of economic growth and development. Yet in accordance with Prebisch’s theory, technological innovation has played a critical role in Brazil’s development – although not in manufacturing but in agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Global Political Economy of Raúl Prebisch
EditorsMatias E. Margulis
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages155-171
ISBN (Print)9781138219779
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameRIPE Series in Global Political Economy

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