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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Nove Interpretazioni della Realtà Brasiliana

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Annali della Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, vol.XXXII, 1998: 337-410.


1997. In the period of its industrial revolution (1930-1960) two conflicting interpretations dispute political hegemony in Brazil: the national-bourgeois interpretation and the agrarian vocation interpretation. In the military regime (1964-1985) we have, on one side the bureaucratic-authoritarian interpretation, on the other, the functional capitalist, the imperialist, and the new dependency interpretations. Since Brazil returned to democracy the competing interpretations are the neo-liberal, the social-liberal/crisis of the state, and the social-developmentalist interpretations. It was written when the Cardoso administration was beginning.


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