In this article, we analyse an instance of revitalisation of a dormant
interregional organisation dating back to the Cold War: the Zone of Peace and
Cooperation of the South Atlantic (ZOPACAS), initially launched by South American
and African states in 1986 through the UN General Assembly. Drawing on the concepts
of “consensual hegemony” we argue that the current phase of ZOPACAS’ existence is
characterised by Brazil’s efforts to rekindle it, thus reflecting its aspiration to create a new
space of influence. Rather than pursuing more traditional forms of regional leadership,
Brazil uses ZOPACAS as part of a persuasion-based strategy based on regional
multilateralism that is designed in antagonism to other international organisations and
Western powers. However, this strategy also faces important limitations resulting from
resource constraints, lack of institutionalisation and an excessive exclusionary focus on
minimising the role of global powers with interests in the region.
Wilkins, A.L.; Miles, Christopher O.; De Kock, W.T.; Erasmus, G.L.; Basson, A.T.; Kellerman, T. Stephanus; Verwoerd, Daniel Wynand(Published by the Agricultural Research Council, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, 1996)
Saponin C, a β-glucosidase-treated saponin isolated from ethanol-water extracts of a South African
collection of Tribulus terrestris, was shown by one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy to be
ruscogenin 1-O-α-L- ...
Although much has been written about South African foreign policy very little focus has been on the African perspective in analysing policy actions. Furthermore, South Africa has regularly been criticised for being consistent ...
Pendock, Catherine(University of Pretoria, 2011-07-04)
This study examines the effect of migration and emotions on knowledge transfer with the intention of identifying the emotions influencing the willingness of South African emigrants to transfer knowledge to South Africans ...