Analyzing how these cases of comparative foreign policy (will be given) reflect or contradict the principles of some of the major paradigms: realism, liberalism, neomarxism or constructivism, feminism, critical theory or individual decision.

            Both articles place importance on a country’s association with others and its foreign policy. Irrespective of political barriers caused by disagreements with regards with certain issues such as intervention by other countries, having mutual agreements and cultivating international relations are of utmost importance to the growth and development of countries. In the end, international relationships have laid foundations for the success numerous countries have such as China. Additionally, other regions such as South America have depended on the other countries for political guidance that have ensured such regions enjoy political stability.

            To have a deeper understanding of the issue, Tickner (374) argues that multilateralism is of the essence as Brazil has had immense benefits from such agreements and is emerging as a global competitor in the region. Interestingly, through multilateralism the rivalry between Brazil and Argentina has been cleared with the two countries working towards similar economic goals and assisting each other in the process (Tickner 375). Also the region is now under democratic political rules that are appropriate for economic growth and that are in support of multilateralism. In China on the other hand, the main focus is basic human rights in the process of economic growth. Since the country encouraged an ‘open door policy’ in the late 1980s the country has attracted international investors who have played an important role in the economic growth that the country has had in the last several decades. However, a deeper analysis of the situation has indicated that China has placed important on ensuring its citizen’s human rights are protected in the process of acquiring investments. Considering the gross abuse of human rights that occurred during the Tian’anmen bloodshed, the country is more focused on ensuring the citizen’s rights to demonstrate are highly protected.

            The main differences with regards to the author’s arguments in the articles are based on how each region handles economic challenges. According to Tickner (375) Brazil was for a long time lagging behind economically as the country depended heavily on its close proximity with the US. However, the relationship between Brazil and a super power reduced its chances of developing as a majority of investors were interested in having the US as an ally and in the process forgot to analyze Brazil as a potential investment hub. On the other hand, China was aggressive in attracting investors in the country as the country operated on the ‘open door policy.’ In the end, there were investors who flocked into China as a majority of international barriers had been removed by the policy thus making China an investment hub. The difference in how the regions dealt with international investors is one of the author’s different approaches.

            Additionally, the authors point out on the historical growth of both the regions. For starters Foot (331) states that China is a country that has rich history in culture and economic activities. The fact that there is evidence of trade existing between the Chinese kingdoms and their neighbors in the AD years is a clear indication of the Chinese interest in trade that have necessitated the countries interest in economic growth and development to date. With regards to Brail Tickner (379) is of the idea that the country was for a long time a bit laid back economically thanks to a political system that was quite restrictive of international investors. Inadvertently, the country had little exposure to international trade which prevented economic growth.

            The similarities of the authors are based on their view on international relations and their effects on the growth and development of a country. A deeper analysis of articles indicates that the two authors place a lot of importance on international relations with regards to economic growth. Tickner (379) is of the idea that Brail has had an overhaul on its economic stagnation as a result of reduction in international trade barriers that prevented investors from getting attracted to the country. Focusing on Chinese case Foot (337) suggests that the ‘open door policy’ practiced by China is one of the reasons the country has had investors flocking into the country in masses. Both writers are of the agreement that the amount of economic success that the two regions are currently experiencing is a result of a great foreign policy. Irrespective of the resources a country has, it needs the investments of other countries to increase chances of success as there are numerous economic factions that are incomplete. Therefore, having other countries making investments in the regions completes the factions and allows a country to operate freely with others. In the end, how a country relates with others especially those that are economically stable relates to how the investor will react to the country in question.

            Interestingly, both authors have indicated that both the regions are now conscious and are focusing on human rights. Brazil for instance has increased the amount of investors who are employing local citizens in a bid to improve the quality of lives of the people in the country (Tickner 379). China on the other hand, was awakened to the idea of human rights when there was gross violation of human rights at the Tian’anmen chaos. The extent of the chaos created a new way through which the leadership class ensures such an incidence will not re-occur.

            I agree with Rosemary Foot, in her article ‘China and the Tiananmen bloodshed of June 1989.’ As the ‘China open door’ policy has been discussed in detail and the economic advantages that it has brought the country. For instance China is the latest super power joining other stable economies such as the US and numerous others in Europe such as Germany and Britain. The policy has enhanced the growth and development as investors had freedom and flexible policies that ensured the country benefitted fully from the investments. Additionally, the country is extremely cautious with human rights as any violations might prevent it from being a member of international trade unions such as the WTO that have played a major role in enhancing international trade for China.

            According to Foot (328) “China’s ‘open door reform policies;’ opened up new opportunities for economic, cultural and political contacts between Chinese and their counterparts overseas.” As earlier stated, the Chinese policy laid the foundations for the success the country currently has. The investors were able to flock into the country as there were few or no barriers that prevented free trade. Additionally, the Chinese government and political class were all concerned with the economic development of the country which enhanced development. Focusing on South America and Brail in specific, political mismanagement have been one of the reasons that the country has suffered economically; however, the new political class have learnt from past mistakes and from other regions and are placing importance on economically developing the region without relying heavily on other countries.

            Economic stability of any region is highly dependent on the concerted effort of numerous factions of the society. However, the political system is a basic foundation for economic success as it sets out the pace at which the country will take economically. A deeper analysis of the two regions indicates that the political arena and the differences have dictated the economic pace a country will take. For instance China has been politically stable for decades which have its origins in the fact that the country has had a rich political history that dates for centuries. However, Brail has suffered from political instability that have taken the attention of the relevant stakeholders who are more interested in ensuring the country does not spiral into a civil war thus putting economic growth as a secondary priority.

            Additionally, the trade barriers that are raised primarily to protect the country from exploitation work against the country in question as they prevent important investors from accessing the country. Irrespective of the risks associated, China took the chance with the ‘open door policy’ that have paid off in a great way as the country has reached economic stability that ensures it competes effectively in the global arena. Other stable economies are taking China was a worthy competitor which has created a great reputation for the country.