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Teresa Almeida Cravo

Teresa Almeida Cravo is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and a lecturer in international relations at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She holds a PhD in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge and a master’s in peace studies from the University of Bradford. She was an associate (2010-2011) and a research fellow (2008-2010) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research interests include peace and conflict studies, development, and security, with a special focus on Africa.

Research areas:  Peace processes and mediation , Emerging powers

Publications

The discursive articulation of the concept of the “rising power”: perceptions, stances and interests in Brazil, Russia and Turkey
LEGO bricks made of cement by andresmh with CC license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/amonroy/6046079597/in/photolist-adgJPF-8KkgMx-8DQY14-5Jd9ss-o1Brde-oMiWWq-7tkQjC-8G7jcF-c6KLFJ-ctYeMC-azxPLq-c6KLRs-mgVkdi-nQBtGt-2kbvX8-76DgPT-8Qtspn-oMiWTE-fLG2Ls-8YnYx3-9bdfAr-b9oQGc-cCmNLs-8yGCyM-7riem2-koh2uT-8G7jC8-9rctJK-5LfNZM-gL76Zy-8fTZha-9bdfCB-ctYjQu-cPLYLL-aneh2r-6zhxbL-6UMBUD-6zhwCd-9eZkMC-fkWBht-ctZm9S-9eUWEp-9bdfwX-p8P2wd-K83YD-4HthzX-uaY9w-9bgoLs-ctYtRL-9bdcA2 Licínia Simão , Teresa Almeida Cravo , André Barrinha , Reginaldo Mattar Nasser 24 September 2014
This report considers not only the economic potential of Brazil, Russia and Turkey, but also analyses their current endeavours and future prospects for greater geopolitical influence. more  
African emerging powers
Seeing cement sales soar by Simon Davis_DFID with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/8756740467/in/photolist-9wkRGz-nfGU4s-f9YdNk-ekNzRV-53RnBG-97bUpi-FUs4k-TiYpg-6nWqKZ-kHLq6c-kHP3wM-kHLZX2-kHRav1-kHR4Q3-kHQhRg-kHQkz1-kHPFL4-kHNMsr-kHQKdT-kHQdKj-kHSjdj-kHTsaE-kHLnzk-kHNWYw-kHNdyx-kHSnoY-kHLZtg-kHPCBZ-kHMrfV-kHQg98-kHRTWx-kHRmkP-kHTrCh-kHQHZv-kHMrQ2-kHMwVn-kHNcNV-kHSi9f-kHQh7R-kHP5Jx-kHRVjx-kHTtY9-kHP39S-kHLm7R-kHNgnP-kHTr6q-kHMVp1-kHMXxu-kHP3FJ-kHP29g Teresa Almeida Cravo , Daniela Nascimento , David J. Hornsby , Sofia José Santos 4 July 2014
The African subcontinent’s most assertive players have been capitalising on their natural wealth and recent economic growth, and are pursuing a change of status from developing countries to emerging powers. In this report we look at four such sub-Saharan countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya – and explore the reasons for... more  
Brazil’s rising profile in United Nations peacekeeping operations since the end of the cold war
UN Brazil by Ben Tavener with cc license from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/bentavener/7290085534/ Rita Santos , Teresa Almeida Cravo 31 March 2014
Aspiring to become a world power, Brazil has assumed a role in peace and security that is more consistent with enhanced international responsibility. Yet, as this report highlights, this transformation has been characterised by dilemmas that are a product of the country’s simultaneous legitimation and contestation of the international... more  
The prioritisation of rule of law support from a peacebuilding perspective
'Strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan by Canada in Afghanistan' Teresa Almeida Cravo , Tor Krever 28 September 2012
Enforcing a liberal legal framework in war-torn countries has had mixed success at best, with reforms encountering severe difficulties in gaining the necessary legitimacy within disrupted communities to function authoritatively. This policy brief explores the process of the prioritisation of the rule of law, presenting the assumptions... more  

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