Brazil since 1980

Brazil since 1980

by Francisco Vidal Luna, Herbert S. Klein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521527449

ISBN-13: 9780521527446

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a general survey of Brazilian society, economy, and political system since 1980. It describes the basic changes occurring as Brazil was transformed from a predominantly rural and closed economy under military rule into a modern democratic, industrial and urbanized society, with an extraordinary world class commercial agriculture in the past 60 years. In

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Overview

This is a general survey of Brazilian society, economy, and political system since 1980. It describes the basic changes occurring as Brazil was transformed from a predominantly rural and closed economy under military rule into a modern democratic, industrial and urbanized society, with an extraordinary world class commercial agriculture in the past 60 years. In this period, Brazil passed from a pre-modern high fertility and mortality society to a modern low fertility and mortality one, the economy approached hyper inflation many times, and it abandoned a policy of protected industrialization to an economy opened to world trade. The advances and the failures of these changes are examined for the impact on questions of growth and equality. The book is designed as a basic introduction to contemporary Brazil from a recent historical perspective and is one of the first such comprehensive surveys of recent Brazilian history and development in any language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521527446
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
World Since 1980 Series
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1Political evolution6
2The economy37
3Financial sector78
4Agriculture101
5Industry and mining136
6Demographic change in Brazil since 1980158
7Education, social welfare, and health care182
8Inequality : class, residence, and race209

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