"An important, well-documented book. The intergration of interviews with Brazilian officials and diplomats into the text is especially impressive."

"Affords a very useful framework for understanding the factors that have impelled the emergence of Brazil in recent years as a formative member of the Group of 20 developing countries, as a leading exponent of South-South cooperation, and as an aspirant for a permanent seat on a restructured UN Security Council."
--International Affairs

"I highly recommend Burges's book to anyone interested in Latin American politics, Latin American studies, and comparative foreign policy."
--Latin America Politics and Society

Burges proposes a sophisticated interpretation of the type of regional leadership that Brazil has exerted.
--Latin American Research Review