TRANSNATIONALISM AND PARADIPLOMACY IN THE ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BRAZIL AND ANGOLA: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CAPANDA HYDROPOWER PLANT BY THE CONSTRUTORA ODEBRECHT

Authors

  • André Rodrigues Corrêa
  • Douglas de Castro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.65825

Keywords:

Transnationalism, Paradiplomacy, Brazil, Angola, Capanda, Odebrecht.

Abstract

The reconstruction of Angola, with the end of civil war, depended and still depends largely on receiving foreign investments, thus, the reason for having the Brazilian companies as key allies as receivers of special government credit lines. What led Brazil to adopt an indirectly influential stance toward Angola despite its explicit foreign policy directed to increase the South-South trade? What has led the Brazilian companies to accept the risks of doing business in a country with low political and institutional stability, plagued by a civil war, and without a stable international legal framework in place? Using the concepts of transnationalism and paradiplomacy as theoretical framework, the answers to these questions will be discussed in this article, which focuses on the case of the construction and expansion of the Capanda hydroelectric plant.

 

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Author Biographies

André Rodrigues Corrêa

PhD in Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Post-doc researcher from School of Law (Old College) of University of Edinburgh. Professor at Escola de Direito de São Paulo of Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Douglas de Castro

Master in International Law from the Universidade de São Paulo and from Brigham Young University. PhD in Political Science from the Universidade de São Paulo. Post-doc researcher for Escola de Direito de São Paulo of Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Published

2016-10-27

How to Cite

Rodrigues Corrêa, A., & de Castro, D. (2016). TRANSNATIONALISM AND PARADIPLOMACY IN THE ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BRAZIL AND ANGOLA: THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CAPANDA HYDROPOWER PLANT BY THE CONSTRUTORA ODEBRECHT. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 5(9). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.65825

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