Title

The brazilian soy industry : impacts and factors

Abstract

Over the past few decades Brazil has become a huge player in the international trading scene. Historically being a main exporter of sugar and coffee, the nation has recently exploded in the production of soy as well, making it the second largest exporter of soy in the world. This case study will exemplify how the Brazilian soy industry has caused the exploitation of indigenous and local communities, and of the natural environment in the nation. It will explore the historic political and economic development of Brazil as a nation, the development of its soy industry, the aforementioned negative externalities of its soy industry, and both the historic and contemporary significance of state and nonstate actors on those negative externalities. Through the lens of three competing theoretical frameworks - Mercantilism, Liberalism, and Marxism - the significance of state and non-state actors will be analyzed in terms of how they historically have and continue to affect the negative externalities of the Brazilian soy industry. Depending on the theoretical perspective, these international political entities - the independent variables in study - impact the negative externalities of the Brazilian soy industry, or dependent variables in the study, which are the exploitation of the indigenous peoples and local communities of Brazil, and the destruction of its natural environment.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2010

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Sadri, Houman A.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022633

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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