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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  • Paperback | 421 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • tables, charts
  • 0195051521
  • 9780195051520

About Alfred Stepan

About the Editor Alfred Stepan is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Rethinking Military Politics: Brazil and the Southern Cone, and editor of Authoritarian Brazil: Origins, Policies, and Future.show more