The Meaning of Liberalism in Brazil

The Meaning of Liberalism in Brazil

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The Meaning of Liberalism in Brazil explores the consequences of globalization in emerging-market economies using Brazil as a case study. This insightful book elaborates a new interpretation of Brazilian society by showing the relationship between political thought and economics, as well as how the two disciplines can interact, working together to shape a nation.show more

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  • Hardback | 210 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739109855
  • 9780739109854

About Milton Tosto

Milton Tosto Jr. is Lecturer in International Relations at Faculdades Jorge Amado, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.show more

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The Meaning of Liberalism in Brazil, by Professor Tosto Jr., presents a lively and academic version of a "Borgean" riddle: Being a very well documented, and fairly interpreted history of liberal-conservative ideas in Brazil, it will surely become another obligatory chapter of this same history. -- Wanderley Guiherme dos Santos, Instituto Universitario de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro Tosto provides a theoretical approach to liberalism in Brazil, with a focus on contrasting definitions of this ideology and changes in liberal orientation from the 19th century to the present. Recommended. CHOICE From the politics of conservative liberalism in the nineteenth century to the economics of neo-liberalism at the beginning of the twenty-first, Tosto charts the struggles for national integration and social inclusion that have bedeviled Brazil since Independence. This book explores the importance of ideas, particularly changing variants of liberalism, that have influenced Brazilians understanding of themselves, their country, and its place in the world. From aristocratic nation-building in the nineteenth century to the consolidation of a peoples' republic at the end of the twentieth, intellectuals and policy-makers have sought to confront patronage and sham constitutionalism - the problematic of how to deliver modernity to all rather than to the few. If Brazil was always seen as ... a country with a promising future, for Tosto the future has finally arrived. The long struggle within (and against) liberalism is at last delivering a market economy regulated by an accountable government with a strong legal system that respects the economic and political property rights of the many. Clientelism and sham constitutionalism have been superceded by an institutional framework that guarantees inclusion and opportunity. -- Colin M. Lewis, London School of Economics & Political Science From the politics of conservative liberalism in the nineteenth century to the economics of neo-liberalism at the beginning of the twenty-first, Tosto charts the struggles for national integration and social inclusion that have bedeviled Brazil since Independence. This book explores the importance of ideas, particularly changing variants of liberalism, that have influenced Brazilians understanding of themselves, their country, and its place in the world. From aristocratic nation-building in the nineteenth century to the consolidation of a "peoples' republic" at the end of the twentieth, intellectuals and policy-makers have sought to confront patronage and sham constitutionalism - the problematic of how to deliver "modernity" to all rather than to the few. If Brazil was always seen as "... a country with a promising future," for Tosto the future has finally arrived. The long struggle within (and against) liberalism is at last delivering a market economy regulated by an accountable government with a strong legal system that respects the economic and political property rights of the many. Clientelism and sham constitutionalism have been superceded by an institutional framework that guarantees inclusion and opportunity. -- Colin M. Lewis, London School of Economics & Political Scienceshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Meaning of Liberalism in Brazil Chapter 2 Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Brazil Chapter 3 National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil Chapter 4 Rethinking Liberalism Chapter 5 A New Meaning of Liberalism Chapter 6 The Delusion of Politics Chapter 7 Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Political Participation Chapter 8 Conclusion: Meaning, Context, and Social Changeshow more