Role Theory as a third way in International Relations

Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD

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Title Role Theory as a third way in International Relations
Role Theory como terceira via nas Relações Internacionais
 
Creator Oliveira e Silva, Irma Dutra Gomes de
Labriola, Pedro
 
Subject Role Theory; National Role Conception; Domestic Role Contestation.
Role Theory. National Role Conception. Domestic Role Contestation.
 
Description This paper reflects on Role Theory (RT) and its development in International Relations through a literature review of works published in recent decades. It seeks to analyze the combination of the International Politics (IP) and Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) as envisioned through RT. Understanding the process of changing state behavior in different areas requires the consideration of structural, institutional and identity factors of the international system and the domestic environment, and RT seems to be able to unite the different levels of analysis adequately. The confluence of IR and FPA theories through RT is only possible due to particularities of this theory, so understanding how RT dialogues with each of these fields is relevant. Thus, this article will discuss the origins of RT in the humanities and IR, some of its dialogues with other theories, its relationship with the FPA, and its main concepts. RT literature on Brazilian foreign policy will be explored briefly. Another reason for discussing RT’s history and conceptual framework comes from the need to unify concepts exposed in recent RT manuals and articles, which may be useful for future analyses that intend to use RT as a theoretical model. Greater emphasis is given to two concepts: National Role Conception (NRC) and Domestic Role Contestation (DRC). NRC can be defined as policymakers’ perceptions of their nations' position in the international system and are, at least in theory, domestically shared views of what the state's role in the international system should be; they are the basis of Role Theory in IR.
O presente trabalho convida a uma reflexão sobre a Role Theory (RT) e seu desenvolvimento nas Relações Internacionais por meio de uma revisão de literatura dos trabalhos publicados nas últimas décadas. Busca analisar o encontro dos dois subcampos da área: o subcampo de Política Internacional (PI) e o de Análise de Política Externa (APE) vislumbrado por meio da RT. Compreender o processo de mudança da postura dos Estados em diferentes temáticas exige a ponderação de fatores estruturais, institucionais e identitários do sistema internacional e do ambiente doméstico, e a RT parece ser capaz de unir os diferentes níveis de análise de forma satisfatória. A junção entre teorias das RI e APE pela RT só é possível devido a particularidades dessa teoria, por isso compreender como a RT dialoga com cada um desses campos é relevante. Assim, o artigo trata das origens da RT nas ciências humanas e nas RI, alguns dos diálogos dessa teoria com as demais, sua relação com a APE, além dos seus principais conceitos. Também serão explorados brevemente exemplos de trabalhos que utilizam a RT para o estudo da política externa brasileira. Outro motivo para a apresentação do histórico e do arcabouço conceitual vem da necessidade de unificar conceitos expostos em manuais e artigos recentes da RT, cuja reflexão pode ser útil para análises futuras que desejem utilizar a RT como modelo teórico. Ênfase maior é conferida a dois conceitos: National Role Conceptions (NRC) e Domestic Role Contestation (DRC). O conceito de NRC pode ser definido como a percepção dos policymakers sobre a posição de suas nações no sistema internacional e são, ao menos em tese, visões domesticamente compartilhadas sobre qual deve ser o role assumido pelo próprio Estado no sistema internacional; são a base da Role Theory nas RI.Recebido em: setembro de 2019Aceito em: fevereiro de 2020
 
Publisher UFGD
 
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Date 2019-06-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
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Identifier http://ojs.ufgd.edu.br/index.php/moncoes/article/view/11531
10.30612/rmufgd.v8i15.11531
 
Source Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD; v. 8, n. 15 (2019): Dossiê Teoria das Relações Internacionais no Brasil; 73-102
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Relation http://ojs.ufgd.edu.br/index.php/moncoes/article/view/11531/5637
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