After the reorganizing of the 24th IPSA World Congress, the papers for the panels of RC49 have been reorganized into one panel on Thursday 28 July 2016 at 13:30 in room PCC 15, 0.B: 

BRICS - Democratic Practices, Economic Inequalities, and Policy of Distribution of the World Resources

Chair: Uffe Jakobsen

Discussant: Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo


  • Inequality as Opportunity: Status and Role (Re)definition in the International System by Dorothée Vandamme and Tanguy Struye de Swielande
  • Strengthening Bilateral Relations and Support in Multilateral Forums: Brazil-Africa Relations (1995-2010) by Juliana Costa
  • The Status Quo Will Be Televised: CPC’s Ideological Apparatuses in Chinese Society by Victor Vieira
  • Trade Unionism as Construction of Political Identities in the Face of Inequality by Pablo Macia
  • WTO, Parallel Negotiations and the Exclusion of the BRICS: The Case of TISA and TTIP by  Dmitri Felix Do Nascimento and Canberk Koçak


RC49 aims to provide a forum for theoretical and conceptual discussion of democracy, capitalism as an environment to democractic politics, and possible democratic alternatives to capitalist economic systems; the analysis of existing political institutions and practices in capitalist systems, particularly with regard to their relation to the economic structure; and the political study of democratic reform and revolutionary movements.