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COMPLEX INTERDEPENDENCE AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO A NEW APPROACH TO THE WORK OF THE AMAZON COOPERATION TREATY ORGANIZATION


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Gisela da Silva Guevara

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Ph.D. Holder. Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Finance, Government and International Relations of the Externado University of Colombia. A researcher at the Centre for Research and Special Projects (CIPE) of the Externado University in Colombia, she carries out projects on regional security with emphasis on Brazil. Her latest published books include Geopolítica Latinoamericana: Nuevos Enfoques y Temáticas, Bogotá: Externado University. She holds a Master Degree in Security and Intelligence Studies from Brunel University, London, and a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Minho, Portugal.



Abstract


This paper aims to analyse the work that the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (TCA), later converted at the beginning of the 21st century into the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) with permanent secretariat in Brasilia, has conducted in favour of the debate on the sustainability of the Amazon. Although the work of this organization has usually been studied under a realist approach, focusing mainly on the action of its Member States, it is argued that the Complex Interdependence, a theory developed by Nye and Keohane, can expand the knowledge of the work of the Treaty in favour of the debate on the sustainability of the Amazon region



Keywords


Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO); sustainable development; complex interdependence theory; regional environmental debate.



How to cite this article


Guevara, Gisela da Silva (2018). "Complex Interdependence and its contribution to a new approach to the work of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 9, N.º 2, November 2018-April 2019. Consulted [online] on the date of the last visit, https://doi.org/10.26619/1647-7251.9.2.5



Article received on September 14, 2017 and accepted for publication on July 1, 2018