Contemporary Politics journal coverThe journal Contemporary Politics has announced a call for abstracts for a special issue on the newly emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (known as the BRICS) and their influence in global health governance. The editors ask:

  • As the BRICS’ interest in international and global development cooperation increases, are these countries able to leverage collective influence over the global health agenda?
  • Amongst the BRICS, which actors are exerting influence? Are government diplomats the primary actors or are non-government actors important too?
  • What factors are driving BRICS’ engagement in world affairs?

The abstract submission deadline is November 19, 2012 and the editors welcome submissions that will contribute to interdisciplinary discourse on this topic (see full details).