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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De volta ao capital mercantil

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

In Maria Angela D'Incao, História e Ideal: Ensaios sobre Caio Prado Jr.. São Paulo, Brasiliense, 1989: 279-297. Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política 1(1), março 1989: 45-69. Republicado parcialmente em Novos Estudos CEBRAP, no.23, março 1989, com o título "A Crise da Nova República". Trabalho apresentado à Jornada de Estudos Caio Prado Jr. patrocinada pela Unesp, Marília, maio 1988.


Abstract. This paper in honor of Caio Prado Jr. praises his application of the concept of mercantilist capitalism to understand the Brazilian colonization, and the pre-1930 independent period, but criticizes the affirmation that Brazil would remain mercantilist such till 1986, when he publishes A Revolução Brasileira – the central work to the ‘functional-capitalist’ interpretation of Brazil. Third, it applies the concept of mercantilist capitalism to criticize the clientelist (patrimonial, mercantilist) policies adopted by the Sarney administration after the failure of the Cruzado Plan.

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