When Hunger meets Diplomacy: Food Security in Brazilian Foreign Policy

Natália Bandeira Ramos Coelho, Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue


In the literature on Foreign Policy Analysis, there is a flourishing debate on whether the administration of the Workers’ Party represented a discontinuity in Brazil’s foreign policy. By examining how food security was allocated in the external agenda, this paper claims that the rise of the Workers’ Party did represented a rupture. Secondly, that social gains in reducing hunger were used as a tool to boost Brazil’s soft power.


Food Security; Brazilian Foreign Policy; Diplomacy

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