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Hemispheric reconfigurations in Northern Amazonia: The ‘Three Guianas’ amid regional change and Brazilian hegemony

Bishop, Matthew Louis; Clegg, Peter; Hoefte, Rosemarijn

Authors

Matthew Louis Bishop

Peter Clegg Peter.Clegg@uwe.ac.uk
Head of Department of Health & Social Sciences and Associate Professor

Rosemarijn Hoefte



Abstract

Regional and hemispheric reconfigurations in Latin America and the Caribbean are increasingly mediated by Brazilian power, and the engagement of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana with this emerging context is intriguing. They are tentatively moving away from a Caribbean region with which they are culturally contiguous, towards a South American continent in which they are geographically located. This is partly a reflection of the gradual opening up of the Northern Amazonian space that they share collectively, and with Venezuela and Brazil. These processes are occurring as cause and effect of Brazil’s emergence as a regional – and even regionally hegemonic – power. With reference to wider debates on regionalism and hegemony, we analyse the uncertain consequences of these shifts.

Citation

Bishop, M. L., Clegg, P., & Hoefte, R. (2017). Hemispheric reconfigurations in Northern Amazonia: The ‘Three Guianas’ amid regional change and Brazilian hegemony. Third World Quarterly, 38(2), 356-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1135397

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 20, 2015
Online Publication Date Feb 6, 2016
Publication Date Feb 1, 2017
Journal Third World Quarterly
Print ISSN 0143-6597
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 2
Pages 356-378
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1135397
Keywords Brazil, Caribbean, decolonisation and colonization, global South, regionalism, small states
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/898991
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2015.1135397

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