Book Chapter

Strengthening Brazil’s food system: can China’s Belt and Road help?

Adrian Hearn

International Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative A Bottom-Up Approach | Routledge | Published : 2021


The chapter discusses theories and frames debates on BRI focusing on its internal logics, external drivers, and controversy that inform the central propositions in this book raised in Chapter 1 where the case chapters provide empirical support. It delves into and speculates questions for future of globalisation and global economic development catalysed by BRI, neoliberalism and the developmental state. The chapter provides insights from the developed and developing countries’ perspectives, observing that both convergence and divergence of ideas and interests co-exist, reflecting the complexity in global trade, capital movement, income distribution and economic development.

University of Melbourne Researchers