List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Theoretical Framework; 2. Methodology; 3. Literature Review; 4. The Brazil-US Ethanol Relationship; 5. The Brazil-Mozambique Ethanol Relationship; 6. Brazil's Multilateral Ethanol Diplomacy; 7. Summary and Outlook; Appendix; References; Index.
A comprehensive study analyzing Brazil's efforts to create a global market for ethanol under the governments of the Workers' Party
Thomas Froehlich is an international relations scholar and expert on Latin America. His research explores the global energy transition and soft power. Thomas holds a PhD in international relations from King's College London and a master's degree from the University of Munich.
"Brazil's International Ethanol Strategy provides an excellent case study of the ways international diplomacy overlaps with energy markets in the twenty-first century. By exploring how Brazil tried to build a global market for ethanol - and how this process required multilateral engagements with countries in the global North and South - Froehlich shows how countries like Brazil attempt to build their foreign influence through diverse and innovative diplomatic strategies." - Dr. Jeff Garmany, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia.
"In the last 40 years Brazil has successfully implemented a complex, multimillion and safe ethanol (and biofuel) industry. The use of ethanol in light vehicles saves Brazil from the oil shocks, the oil prices volatility and will save the country from climate change. It is worth nothing that other economies have been interested in how Brazil did that! And that's what Mr Froehlich has been studying and brings light on in this book." - Fernanda Delgado, Professor and Strategic Advisor at FGV Energia, Brazil