Brazil / Edition 5

Brazil / Edition 5

by Riordan Roett
     
 

ISBN-10: 027595899X

ISBN-13: 9780275958992

Pub. Date: 10/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Brazil, occupying nearly 50 percent of the South American continent, has the largest economy and is a major political power in Latin America. In this updated and expanded fifth edition of his text, Roett provides a thorough introduction to the dynamics shaping Brazilian politics, economics, and society, the difficult transition from military to civilian government

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Overview

Brazil, occupying nearly 50 percent of the South American continent, has the largest economy and is a major political power in Latin America. In this updated and expanded fifth edition of his text, Roett provides a thorough introduction to the dynamics shaping Brazilian politics, economics, and society, the difficult transition from military to civilian government in the 1980s, and the social issues facing Brazilian leaders as the country enters the 21st century.

As Roett makes clear, despite years of economic growth and industrialization, by the late 1990s, Brazil still faces continued and growing challenges to its social cohesiveness and stability. Without greater attention to the basic needs of the Brazilian poor, the fabric of democracy in the New Republic faces formidable challenges. A thorough and engaging resource for all students and scholars of contemporary Latin America and, more specifically, Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275958992
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1999
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Brazil: A Framework for Analysis

Political Parties and Elections

The Patrimonial State and Society in Brazil

The Military in Politics

The Brazilian Economy

Brazilian Foreign Policy

Challenges for the Next Century: The Social Agenda in Brazil

Appendix

Selected Bibliography

Index

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