The Political Construction of Brazil

2017. An encompassing analysis of Brazil’s society, economy and politics since the Independence. A national-dependent interpretation. Three historical cycles of the relation state-society: State and Territorial Integration Cycle (1822-1929), Nation and Development Cycle (1930-1977) and Democracy and Social Justice Cycle (1977-2010). Crisis since then. (Book: Lynne Rienner Publishers)

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Macroeconomia Desenvolvimentista

2016. With José Luis Oreiro e Nelson Marconi. Our more complete analysis of Developmental Macroeconomics – the central economic theory within New Developmentalism. (book)

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Teoria da Democracia


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Democracy and growth in pre-industrial countries

2017. Pre-industrial countries are supposed to realize their capitalist revolution in a global political famework that requires that they are democratic. But today's rich and middle income countries made it while their regimes was authoritarian. Publicado como Texto para Discussão



Democracy and growth in pre-industrial countries

2015. Pre-industrial countries are supposed to realize their capitalist revolution in a global political famework that requires that they are democratic. But today's rich and middle income countries made it while their regimes was authoritarian. (Texto para Discussão EESP/FGV n.410, january 2016). Publicado no Brazilian Journal of Political Economy.



Os ricos nunca gostaram e temem a democracia

2015. Long interview. Bresser-Pereira speaks about his life, ideas, and Brazil. (Long interview to Leandro Fontoura, Zero Hora)



Democracia participativa (Folha, 12.6.14)

2014. Liberais afirmam que o decreto sobre participação social implica o risco do surgimento de "um poder paralelo". Puro nonsense (article: Folha de S.Paulo).



Estado capaz (desenvolvimentista) e democracia em países pré-industriais

2014. The domestic and foreign (imperialism) obstacles that pre-industrial countries face to realize their national and industrial or capitalist revolution. (EESP/FGV discussion paper 367)



Transição, consolidação democrática e revolução capitalista

2011. Transition to democracy can happen before the capitalist revolution, but democratic consolidation depends that it is "completed", i.e., that economic surplus is appropriated in the market. (Paper: Dados).



Democracy and capitalist revolution

2012. Transition to democracy can happen before the capitalist revolution, but democratic consolidation depends that it is "completed", i.e., that economic surplus is appropriated in the market. (Paper: Économie Appliquée) Versão atualizada de Why did democracy become the preferred political regime only in the twentieth century



Why did democracy become consolidated only in the twentieth century?

2011. (Paper) The final version of this paper is Democracy and capitalist revolution,but I decided to conserve this earlier version.



Democratization and equality

2010. Democratization is the improvement of the quality of democracy. Besides reduction of political inequality, it requires reduction of economic inequality. (Paper for the Festschrift of José Maria Maravall).



Construindo o Estado Republicano

2009. Este livro discute, do ponto de vista histórico, a construção de um "Estado republicano", ou seja, um Estado forte e capaz, dotado de legitimidade democrática e de eficiência administrativa, e apto a se defender contra indivíduos e grupos poderosos que buscam capturá-lo ou privatizá-lo. Em inglês "Democracy and Public Management Reform". (Book: Editora FGV)



Democracia possível e Estado capaz na América Latina

2009. A consolidated democracy requires a capable state, a strong nation and an active civil society. The quality of democracy must be improved but it is a mistake to o include in the concept of democracy more than its minimum, procedural, requirements. (Paper)



Por que a democracia se tornou dominante e consolidada apenas no século XX?

2008. Only in early twentieth century the bourgeoisie accepted democracy. The new historical fact that led to to democracy was the capitalist revolution. The final version of this paper is Democracy and capitalist revolution.



Capitalismo dos técnicos e democracia

2005. The rise of the professional middle class, knowledge as the new strategic factor of production, and democracy. English version available. (Paper: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais)



Democracia republicana e participativa

2005. Participative and republican democracy is the third historical form of democracy - a form that is just emerging. Previously we had "elites democracy", and "public opinions democracy", which is the present dominant form. (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP)*



Política y Gestión Pública (coletânea)

2004. With Cunill Grau, Garnier, Oszlak and Przeworski. The relations between politics and public management. Book by the members of CLAD's Scientific Council. (Edited book: CLAD)



Democracia de opinião pública

Helio Jaguaribe (2004) "Democracy of public opinion". Paper in the Festricht of Bresser-Pereira, Em Busca do Novo. (Paper in edited book)



O Surgimento do Estado Republicano

2004. The new state that is emerging in the developed countries is a republican state in so far as it is increasingly capable of protecting itself from rent-seeking or its capture by private interests. (Paper: Lua Nova)*



Professionals capitalism and democracy

2004. The rise of the professional middle class, knowledge as the new strategic factor of production, and the implications for democracy. The correspondent concept of capital.Portuguese version available.(Paper in book honoring J. K. Galbraith).



A restrição democrática na reforma da gestão pública

2002. In reforming the state the democtratic constraint has priority over the economic one. English and Spanish versions available.(Paper)



After the elites, civil society's democracy in Brazil

2000. This paper presents a hystorical typology of democracy: elites or Schumpeterian democracy, civil society"s public opinions democracy, participatory democracy, and deliberative democracy. Brazil is in transition from elites democracy to public opinions democracy. Portuguese version available. (Paper: IPSA Congress, Quebec)



Da política de elites à democracia de sociedade Civil

2000. Brazil, as all new democracies, is a "democracy of elites ". Yet, there are indication of a transition to what may be called "democracy of civil society", where public opinion and public non state political advocacy organizations become relevant. English version available. (In Reis Velloso edited book)



O Público Não-Estatal na Reforma do Estado (Coletânea)

1999. Edited book with Nuria Cunill Grau. Essays on public non-state or civil society organizations and the 1995 Brazilian Public Management Reform. Spanish version available. (Book: Editora da Fundação Getulio Vargas)



Sociedade civil: sua democratização para a reforma do estado

1999. As the democracy advances, civil society and its organizations get also more democratic, and their power in making politicians and bureaucrats accountable increases. (Paper in edited book by Bresser-Pereira, Wilheim and Sola)



Entre el Estado y el mercado: lo público no-estatal

1998. Com Nuria Cunill Grau. Between the state and the market there is the public non-state sector, which includes either service or social accountability organizations. Portuguese version available.(Paper in book edited by Bresser-Pereia & Cunil Grau)*



Estado, sociedade civil e legitimidade democrática

1995. The concept of state and the main theories. The role of civil society in assuring democratic legitimacy to the state. English version available. (Paper: Lua Nova)*



Sustainable Democracy (coletânea)

1995. Book actually written by Adam Przeworski and co-autored by several authors including myself ww contributed with texts freely used by the writer. (Book: Cambridge University Press)



Bobbio defende compromisso entre liberalismo e socialismo (Folha, 05.12.94)

1993. Bresser-Pereira interviews Norberto Bobbio on social-liberalism, etc. Folha de S. Paulo, Mais!, 5.12.1994



Entre a utopia e a realidade

1980. Review to book by André Franco Montoro Alternativa Comunitária: Um Caminho para o Brasil. São Paulo, Nova Fronteira, 1982.



1980-1981: A revolução autogestionária na Polônia

1982. Paper on the Solidarinosc revolution in Poland written after a visit to the country. The perspective of self-management after statist domination. (Paper: Revista de Administração de Empresas)




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