Twenty-two years ago, the idea of creating an economic block was floated. Accordingly, four emerging economies of the world, namely Brazil, Russia, India and China, were named BRICs economic block. Later, South Africa joined the BRICs, and the block came up as BRICS countries. Today, BRICS nations have been contributing enormously to the growth and development of the global economy. The stakes are higher now than ever because emerging economies are more central to the global economy. The purpose of creating the block was to help accelerate the world’s economic growth on the one hand and, on the other hand, to fill up the gap created by the West.
Why Special Issue?
Whether or not seen as an economic, political, social and demographic block, the BRICS could attain its objectives and philosophy, depending upon the sincerity, adherence to its philosophy, and commitment of the members’ nations towards the working of the block in promoting and attaining the objectives for which the block was established. The block should have more responsiveness towards the development goals, especially Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] of the member countries and the globe, especially after the emergence of COVID-19.
Topics to be covered in the SI:
a] Evolution, philosophy and global contribution of the BRICS;
b] Working and performance of the block pre- and post-COVID-19;
c] “BRICS plus” and the emerging new global economic and political order;
d] Challenges to the BRICS by the war in Ukraine;
e] BRICS 2023, main topics, focus and challenges during SAR presidency;
f] Green economy, sustainable development, and digitalisation on BRICS’ agenda;
g] Deglobalisation and sustainable international monetary system and BRICS.
- Other topics are also welcome if you contribute to our special edition.
The time frame for the Issue:
- Launch for the Call for Papers: February 28, 2023
- Last Date of submission of papers: August 31st, 2023 The papers should be edited according to the following:
The authors may send their respective research papers to the Guest Editor; Prof. Dr. Badar Alam Iqbal; Non-resident Distinguished Fellow; Institute of Asian Studies; Belgrade [dr.iqb [email protected]], and to ias@rs or[email protected]; Republic of Serbia [RS]