Title: Can the BRICS help global capitalism escape its crisis?

Authors: Adrian Budd

Addresses: Department of Social Sciences, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA London, UK

Abstract: This paper explores the argument that the so-called four BRIC or the five BRICS economies can help rescue the global economy from its current crisis. It reviews the arguments for the positive role of these developing economies and then urges a series of reasons for caution about their capacity to act as an independent element in global economic recovery. It also draws attention to the differences between these economies and the need to consider the way that economic issues are related to geo-political considerations in the global system.

Keywords: BRIC economies; BRICS; China; global economic crisis; capitalism; Brazil; Russia; India; China; South Africa; financial crisis; geo-politics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2012.049946

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2012 Vol.6 No.3, pp.135 - 147

Published online: 17 Apr 2015 *

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