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By M. Fraundorfer

The writer examines Brazil's rising function as a major actor in a variety of sectors of world governance. by means of exploring how Brazil's workout of energy constructed during the last decade within the sectors of well-being, meals protection and bioenergy, this ebook sheds gentle at the energy suggestions of an rising state from the worldwide south.

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Yet two key differences exist between governmental and intergovernmental gateway nodes. 2 summarises the key characteristics, functions and capabilities of a governmental gateway node. 2 The governmental gateway node 28 Brazil’s Emerging Role in Global Governance actor. In other words, a governmental gateway node forms part of the government of the respective state actor. As such, a governmental gateway node derives its common strategy (or its mission) from its long-time work as a governmental agency.

Which] increase their importance for the network by absorbing more relevant information and processing it more efficiently’ (Castells 2009: 19–20). According to Burris et al. ‘[n]odal governance [ . . ] explains how a variety of actors operating within social systems interact along networks to govern the systems they inhabit’ (Burris at el. 2005: 33). In the same vein, Burris et al. suggest that a node is composed of the following four main elements: • A way of thinking (mentalities) about the matters that the node has emerged to govern; • A set of methods (technologies) for exerting influence over the course of events at issue; • Resources to support the operation of the node and the exertion of influence; and • A structure that enables the directed mobilisation of resources, mentalities and technologies over time (institutions) [fat in the original] (Burris et al.

Long’s interface analysis consists of the following elements (Long 1999: 1–5): First, an interface can be characterised as an ‘entity of interlocking relationships and intentionalities’ (Long 1999: 1), since continued interaction between the actors amounts to shared knowledge which again shapes the actions and perceptions, and as such, the interactions between the actors so that a specific set of norms, rules and laws develops. Second, as follows logically from the first point, interfaces are also ‘a site for conflict, incompatibility and negotiation’ (Long 1999: 2).

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