BRAZILIAN READINGS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: FOUNDATIONS BUILT ON SAND?
My aim is to interpret some Brazilian readings of International Relations (IR) and to challenge how five antagonistic traditions of thought are put together: realism, English School, neo-liberalism, dependency theory, and French historiography. They do so in order to build a particular view of “the international”. I will challenge the validity of their claims based on their theoretical incongruence. The inability of the Brasília School to articulate a coherent view of “the international” is due to an explicit prejudice regarding theoretical efforts. While this prejudice endures, all our foundations will be built on sand.