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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The two forms of capitalism: developmentalism and economic liberalism

2017. Capitalism and the state are either developmental, or liberal. Developmentalism and economic liberalism are two forms of coordinating capitalism. Capitalism was born developmental anywhere, in England or in the US, in Germany or in Brazil, in Japan or in China. (paper: Brazilian Journal of Political Economy)



Interesse, neoliberalismo e cinismo

2018. In the past, the individualism that is associated to liberal capitalism was tempered by socialism, democracy, nationalism and republicanism. Since capitalism turned neoliberal it turned radically individualistic and unjust. (Essay to be published)



Sim, a compaixão é essencial

30.7.2017. Yes, compassion is essential. Terence Malick's "From Song to Song" is a major film about modern freedom - an individualist freedom that does not turn us free.



Estado, estado-nação e formas de intermediação social

2017. This paper defines the state as the law system and the organization that guarantees and the nation-state as the political society formed by a nation, a state and a territory. Second, it discusses the forms of informal political intermediation between the state and society. (Revista Lua Nova)



Models of developmental state

2016. All industrial revolutions happened in the framework of a developmental state. We can distinguish in history four basic models of developmental state. Portuguese version available.(Texto p/ Discussão)



Modelos de estado desenvolvimentista

2016. All industrial revolutions happened in the framework of a developmental state. We can distinguish in history four basic models of developmental state. (Paper to be published - TD-412). English version available.



Teses para uma teoria histórica do Estado e do estado-nação

2016. 34 thesis on the theory of the state as the fundamental institution (the law and the organization that guarantees it) of the nation-state - the form of sovereign society specific to capitalism, as the classical empire was the form of society proper of the slave societies. (Notes for students)



Reconstruir a esperança

2015. Speech receiving the Juca Pato trophee and the tittle of "intelectual of the year 2014" from the Brazilian Union of Writers.



Developmental class coalitions: historical experiences and prospects

2015. With Marcus Ianoni. A theoretical discussion of developmental class coalitions, and its application in three experiences: mercantilism, Bismarkism, and the Golden Years of Capitalism. (Paper to be published in edited book - Texto para Discussão EESP/FGV n. 386)



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).



Desenvolvimento, progresso e crescimento econômico

2014. Progress and human development are defined as the advance towards the five political objectives that modern societies defined for themselves (security, individual liberty, economic wellbeing, social justice and protection of the environment); and growth a an instrument to such objectives. (Essay: Lua Nova)



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



The global financial crisis, neoclassical economics, and the neoliberal years of capitalism

2010. The 2008 financial crisis signaled the end of 30 Neoliberal Years of Capitalism. It was caused by the deregulation promoted by the neoliberal ideology justified "scientifically" by neoclassical economics. Paper (Revue de la Régulation).



A construção política do Estado

2010. Despite the fact that politics (the art of governing the state) is subjected to economic and political constraints, it counts with a relative autonomy. Whereas society and the economy are the realm of necessity, politics is the realm of men's will and freedom. (Paper: Lua Nova)



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)



Ética e política (Folha, 10.04.06)

2004. The ethics of politics is the ethics of responsibility, or the Machiavelian ethics. Both assume republican ends. When they are lacking, we have just opportunism and immoralisty. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo



Ciudadanía y res publica: la aparición de los derechos republicanos

2001. After the civil, the political and the social rights, republican rights are emerging or being enforced. The republican rights are the rights that every citizens has that the public patrimony is not captured by private interests. Portuguese version and English version available. (Paper in Instituciones y Desarrollo).*



Citizenship and res publica: the emergence of republican rights

2002. After the civil, the political and the social rights, republican rights are emerging or being enforced. The republican rights are the rights that every citizens has that the public patrimony is not captured by private interests. Portuguese version and Spanish version available. (Paper Citizenship Studies) *



Cidadania e res publica a emergência dos direitos republicanos

1997. After the civil, the political and the social rights, republican rights are emerging or being enforced. The republican rights are the rights that every citizens has that the public patrimony is not captured by private interests. English version and Spanish version available. (Paper in Revista de Filosofia Política).*



O contrato social ausente

1998. With Yoshiaki Nakano. It is misleading to attribute economic difficulties to politicians and bureaucrats, since incompetent and self-interest policies decided by economists are also responsible. This is more so when the country misses an effective social contract. English version available. (Paper in Estado e Sociedade). This is an improved version of "A origem política dos problemas econômicos" (1995).



The missing social contract

1998. With Yoshiaki Nakano. It is misleading to attribute economic difficulties to politicians and bureaucrats, since incompetent and self-interest policies decided by economists are also responsible. This is more so when the country misses an effective social contract. Portuguese version available. (Paper in edited book by Ducatenzeiler and Oxhorn)



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)*



State, civil society and democratic legitimacy

1995. The concept of state and the main theories. The role of civil society in assuring democratic legitimacy to the state. Portuguese version available. (Paper: published only in Portuguese)




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