The BRICS: A Brief Introduction

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The BRICS: A Brief Introduction

<p>The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is an informal grouping of non-Western states initiated by Russia. On September 2006, the first BRICS Ministerial Meeting was held on the

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The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is an informal grouping of non-Western states initiated by Russia. On September 2006, the first BRICS Ministerial Meeting was held on the margins of a UN General Assembly session in New York. In 2009, the BRICS held their first summit, and issued a joint statement of their goals “to promote dialogue and cooperation among our countries in an incremental, proactive, pragmatic, open and transparent way.” The BRICS have since met together several times over the last decade, but what exactly have they achieved? And is this trans-continental international institution still viable?


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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Survey of the BRICS development.
  • Overview of the membership, purpose and structures of the BRICS.
  • Analysis of the politics that continue to influence the operations of the BRICS.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the origins and development of the BRICS.
  2. Comprehend the basic structure and functions of the BRICS.
  3. Appreciate the role of politics in the operations of the BRICS.