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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Démocratie, révolution capitaliste et Printemps Arabe

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

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The 'Arab Spring' opened room for democracy, but countries like Egypt and Tunisia that were successful in their popular revolt will only succeed if they also realize their national and industrial revolution, or, in one word, their capitalist revolution. This is not the view of the 'liberal-institutionalist' approach, which believes that political development is independent of economic development, but of the advocates of 'historic-structuralist' approach or theory. The previous condition for a consolidate democracy is that the country adopts a developmentalist strategy, forms an independent national-state, and industrialize. This is the real challenge that countries like Egypt and Tunisia face.

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