The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-85

The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-85

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This is an account of contemporary Brazil and its problems and opportunities as one of the major Third World powers which has occupied an increasingly prominent role on the world stage. As a sequel to Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 , which ended with the overthrow of the legitimate government of Joao Goulart by a military coup, it picks up the story with the establishment of the military regime in 1964, the institution of a strongly authoritarian capitalist government that created a national security state (1969-74), the gradual liberalization of the regime later in the 1970s, and finally the political reconciliation and the opening up of the political process again in the early 1980s. Much of the emphasis is on Brazil's struggle both with economic development and with foreign domination of the economy. Students of the history and politics of Latin more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 map, 3 tables
  • 0195038983
  • 9780195038989

About Thomas E. Skidmore

About the Author Thomas E. Skidmore is Professor of Latin American History and former Director of Ibero-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964: An Experiment in Democracy and Black into White: Race and Nationality in Brazilian more

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