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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Latin America: after the neoliberal years, is the developmental state back in?

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira and Daniela Theuer

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Latin America was probably the region that suffered most in the neoliberal years, because it was also the region where the respective reforms and policies were taken further. For that reason, it was also the region where the neoliberal years first came to an end. Since the late 1990s, left wing and economic nationalist political leaders started winning elections. On the other hand, a new economic school of thought based on a new "structuralist development macroeconomics" has been under discussion, and the Ten Theses on New Developmentalism are today an alternative to the Washington Consensus. Does this mean that the developmental state is back in? It is too soon to say that, not only because ideas and politics seldom match, but also because the rise in commodity prices is threatening industrialization in the region.



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