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University of Waterloo
Energy and climate policy, Latin America, Brazil, Emerging powers, renewable energy
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Current research includes a study (with SSHRC funding 2011-2014) of the positions Brazil and South Africa are taking in global climate change negotiations, as well as their implementation of their commitments through energy projects at home. Professor Hochstetler is writing a book on the relationship between environment and development as seen in the renewable electricity sectors in these two regional powers. This research is part of her broader interests in the emerging powers and the ways their national development strategies shape their participation in the global political economy and regional politics.

Recent Publications
  • 2015. Kathryn Hochstetler and Genia Kostka. Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and China: Interests, State-Business Relations, and Policy Outcomes. Global Environmental Politics15(3): 74-94.
  • 2015. Snapshot: Democracy, Brazil Style. Foreign Affairs.
  • 2015. Kathryn Hochstetler and Marília Oliveira. Old Ways and New Alternatives in Brazilian Politics. Current History February, 62-67.
  • 2014. The Brazilian National Development Bank Goes International: Innovations and Limitations of BNDES’ Internationalization. Global Policy 5(3): 360-365.
Media Coverage

Para Pesquisadora, ex-Presidentes não conduzem processo (Interview) Estadão,para-pesquisadora–ex-presidentes-nao-conduzem-processo,10000004008

Dilma Acumula Riscos para o Impeachment, diz Especialista (Interview). Globo 18 October 2015.

Protestos Anti-Dilma Devem Evitar Partidos (Interview). Valor Econômico 31 July 2015.

Snapshot: Democracy, Brazil Style. Foreign Affairs. Online at style.

Kathryn Hochstetler and Marília Oliveira. Old Ways and New Alternatives in Brazilian Politics. Current History February, 62-67.

2014 Snapshot: More Change, More Future. Four More Years for Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff. Foreign Affairs. Online at hochstetler/more-change-more-future.

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