PhD Research

Strategic Narratives of the BRICS: A Coherent Story?

My thesis identifies and evaluates the ‘strategic narratives’ of the BRICS. BRICS is a diplomatic platform comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. By means of qualitative research design I studied and assessed BRICS’s story. In particular, I evaluated BRICS’s issue narrative on infrastructural development.

Carolijn has started her PhD research in February 2015 at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She submitted her thesis on 5 October 2017.

Supervisors: Dr Chris Rudd (Politics Department) and Dr. Hugh Slotten (Media, Film & Communication Department)