BRICs club. On issues of style, inclusion, and distributive justice, Brazil reliably sides with the ‘‘South.’ Yet its core public policy instincts ’ embrace familiar ‘‘Northern’’ preferences: liberal, and mixed-capitalist, democracy. Polity (2010) 42, 14–37. doi:10.1057/pol.2009.15; published online 7 December 2009 Keywords BRICs; Brazil; global governance; democracy; power transition; emerging powers Leslie Elliott Armijo is a visiting scholar at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland
Rastafarian view of Babylon and the Rastafarian development of a distinct culture as a response to life on the underside of a society shaped by the history of plantation slavery and organized around Europeanderived values and institutions. The chapter points out that the Rastafarian response to the oppression and alienation of the Jamaican situation is in essence an attempt to create a cultural alternative based on the re-appropriation of an African identity. I include this chapter for two reasons.