Dr. Vieira joined POLSIS in January 2010 having previously taught international relations at LSE, King’s College and SOAS. His research is currently focused on the rising influence of ‘South powers’, specially South Africa, India and Brazil, and their growing importance in reshaping global governance structures, including areas such as institutional frameworks to tackle climate change, international trade and finance, and the reform of UN’s Security Council. Dr. Vieira is also interested in Brazilian foreign policy and the role of Brazil in South American politics.
As part of his PhD, Dr. Vieira has researched and written widely on global governance mechanisms to address the most important public health crisis of our time, namely the HIV/AIDS global pandemic. The study innovatively develops theoretical and conceptual insights on the problem of achieving ‘security’ in international relations. It also provides a detailed empirical analysis of HIV / AIDS policy responses in Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa. He has a solid understanding of security debates in International Relations (IR), especially in relation to the challenges posed by non-traditional threats (disease, climate change, famine, etc.) to international peace and stability. His PhD thesis covers a wide-range of IR theories (mostly the securitisation literature and the constructivist debates on the emergence and diffusion or international norms) and applies them to the understanding of how and why the HIV / AIDS epidemic was defined by the international community as a threat to global security. Dr. Vieira is the author of various articles and conference papers. He is also the co-author of the book 'The South in World Politics' (with Chris Alden and Sally Morphet). He is currently working on a new research project about the North / South divide and the global governance of climate change
(2013) Southern Africa's Response(s) to International HIV/AIDS Norms: The Politics of Assimilation. Brasília: Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations.
(2012) (ed.) Vozes do Sul e Agenda Global: África do Sul, Brasil e Índia, (with Maria Regina Lima and Monica Hirst). São Paulo: Hucitec.
(2010) The South in World Politics (with Chris Alden and Sally Morphet). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2013) Brazilian Foreign Policy in the Context of Global Climate Norms. Foreign Policy Analysis 9 (4), pp. 369-386.
(2013) The Energy Security-Climate Change Nexus in Brazil (with Klaus Guimaraes-Dalgaard). Environmental Politics 22 (4), pp. 610-626.
(2013) IBSA at 10: South-South Development Assistance and the Challenge to Build International Legitimacy in a Changing Global Order. Strategic Analysis 37 (3), pp. 291-298.
(2012) Rising States and Distributive Justice: Reforming International Order in the 21st Century. Global Society 26 (3), pp. 311-329.
(2011) India, Brazil and South Africa: South-South Cooperation and the Paradox of Regional Leadership (with Chris Alden). Global Governance 17 (3), pp.507-528.
(2011) Southern Africa's Responses to International HIV/AIDS Norms: The Politics of Assimilation. Review of International Studies 37 (1), pp. 3-28.
(2007). The Securitization of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic as a Norm: A Contribution to the Constructivist Scholarship on the Emergence and Diffusion of International Norms. Brazilian Political Science Review 1 (2), pp. 137-181.
(2005) The New Diplomacy of the South: South Africa, Brazil, India and Trilateralism (with Chris Alden). Third World Quarterly 26 (7), pp. 1077-1095.
(2001). Idéias e Instituições: Uma Reflexão sobre a Política Externa Brasileira do Início da Década de 90. Contexto Internacional 23 (2), pp. 245-293.
(2000). Economic Globalisation and State Reform: Political Consequences to the Brazilian Democracy. Revista Após 2 (1), pp.135-159.
Chapters in Edited Books
(2012) Índia, Brasil e África do Sul: Cooperação Sul-Sul e o Paradoxo da Liderança Regional (with Chris Alden). In: Maria Regina Lima, Monica Hirst and Marco Antonio Vieira (eds.) Vozes do Sul e Agenda Global: África do Sul, Brasil e Índia. São Paulo: Hucitec.
(2009) UN Reform and the Challenge of South Representation (with Alvaro Mendez). In: South African Year Book of International Affairs, edited by Thomas Wheeler. Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
(2007) La Nueva Diplomacia del Sur: Brasil, Sudafrica, India y el Trilateralismo (with Chris Alden). In: India, Brasil y Sudafrica, edited by Juan Tokatlian. Buenos Aires: Zorzal.
(2013) Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World edited by Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein, Oxford University Press, 2013. Reviewed in Brazilian Political Science Review 7 (2), pp. 175-178.
(2011) Hegemony in International Society by Ian Clark, Oxford University Press, 2011. Reviewed in International Studies Today 1 (2), p. 9.
(2010) Institutions of the Global South by Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner, Routledge, 2009. Reviewed in Global Policy 1 (2), pp. 232-233.
Policy Reports and other Selected Publications
(2012) Brazilian Environmental Politics and Global Climate Governance. Report prepared for the international workshop 'The Global South and the International Politics of Climate Change', Report n.1, Institute for Global Dialogue, Durban, South Africa, 25 November 2011 (available at http://www.igd.org.za/archives/latest-news-archive/207-the-global-south-and-the-international-politics-of-climate-change)
(2011) The Voice of the South. The European Magazine, Berlin, Germany, 02 May 2011 (available at http://theeuropean-magazine.com/246-vieira-marco/247-the-north-south-divide)
(2008) Brazil in South America: The Awakening of the Giant. IDSA Strategic Comment, Delhi, India, 24 December 2008 (available at http://www.idsa.in/publications/stratcomments/MarcoVieira241208.htm)