Democratizing Brazil

Democratizing Brazil : Problems of Transition and Consolidation

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The peaceful transfer of power to a civilian president in Brazil in March 1985 marked the end of one of Latin America's most enduring and - until the economic crisis of the 1980s - economically dynamic military regimes. In this companion volume to "Authoritarian Brazil", a distinguished group of Brazilian and American scholars - Albert Fishlow, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Thomas Skidmore among them - analyze the decade-long process, known as abertura, by which dictatorship gave way to civilian rule. "Democratizing Brazil" focuses specifically on the severe problems that the country now faces as a fledgling democracy. The contributors provide an examination of the 1974-88 period in Brazilian history, exploring not only the larger political struggles between government and opposition but also the role played by economic policy, the debt crisis, and community-based movements led by the Church, neighbourhood associations, women and trade unions.show more

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  • Hardback | 421 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 32mm | 726g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0195051513
  • 9780195051513