Reforming Brazil

Reforming Brazil

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This groundbreaking work is the first volume in English to examine Brazil's historic policy reforms of the 1990s and the political, economic, and social results. Collecting essays by top Brazilianist scholars from various disciplines and intellectual traditions, Reforming Brazil provides new insights for international policy makers, economists, and scholars of Brazil.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 154.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739105868
  • 9780739105863

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Brazil was widely transformed by an entire decade of economic reforms... Here, Font and Spanakos, with a brilliant group of experts, show that this reform agenda must be vigorously pursued by President Lula, to complete and improve the liberalization era initiated by President Cardoso (1995-2002). Now is the dawn of a new era of social change, and this is the book to get acquainted with the actors and processes already on the move in Brazil. -- Paulo R. de Almeida, Brazilian Diplomatic Academy This book is a valuable resource for students, practioners and scholars because it not only provides a solid introduction to the reform process during the Cardoso government, but also offers a clear evolutionary account of the issues that will preoccupy Brazilian presidents for at least the next decade. -- Sean W. Burges, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK This work explores the Brazilian reforms of the 1990s ingreat detail and depth. It is extremely valuable reading for international policymakers, economists and politicians with a specific interest in Brazil and South America. British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain A timely work, Reforming Brazil is a vast mosaic of authoritative perspectives that help to clarify the complex and often serendipitous most recent phase of Brazilian modernization. -- Luis Bitencourt, Brazil Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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About Mauricio A. Font

Mauricio A. Font is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center. He also serves as Director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. Anthony Spanakos is Professor of Political Science at Touro College and Specialized Projects Coordinator at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.
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Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Dawn of a New Era Chapter 3 The Reform Agenda Part 4 Reforms Chapter 5 Monetary and Fiscal Reforms Chapter 6 Privatization: Reform Through Negotiation Chapter 7 Social Policy Reform Chapter 8 Agrarian Reform Chapter 9 Political Reform: The 'Missing Link' Part 10 Institutions, Actors, and Regional Context Chapter 11 Competitive Federalism and Distributive Conflict Chapter 12 Industrialists and Liberalization Chapter 13 Entrepreneurs: The PNBE Chapter 14 Working-Class Contention Chapter 15 Brazil and Hemispheric Integration
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