The Brazilian State: Debate and Agenda

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The Brazilian Stats: Debate and Agenda is part of the Bildner Western Hemisphere Studies series. This book is a collection of sixteen essays from the conference. The Brazilian State: Paths and Prospects of Dirigisme and Liberalization held at The Graduate Center, City University of New York in November 2009. The Brazilian State explores the changing roles, relations with society, and overall impact of the contemporary Brazilian State, including, the newly elected Dilma Rousseff. Collectively, the papers explore ...

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Overview

The Brazilian Stats: Debate and Agenda is part of the Bildner Western Hemisphere Studies series. This book is a collection of sixteen essays from the conference. The Brazilian State: Paths and Prospects of Dirigisme and Liberalization held at The Graduate Center, City University of New York in November 2009. The Brazilian State explores the changing roles, relations with society, and overall impact of the contemporary Brazilian State, including, the newly elected Dilma Rousseff. Collectively, the papers explore state reform, institutional development, policy effective ness and economic dynamics since the1930s.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Latin American Studies
The Brazilian State has several distinctive attributes....Thomas Trebat extends the scope of the book by examining Brazilian foreign policy, and the extent to which the BRazilian state represents an alternative, in matters of global governance, to what he calls the 'transatlantic community'.
Journal of Latin American Studies
The Brazilian State has several distinctive attributes....Thomas Trebat extends the scope of the book by examining Brazilian foreign policy, and the extent to which the BRazilian state represents an alternative, in matters of global governance, to what he calls the 'transatlantic community'.
Desmond Arias
Maucio Font and Laura Randall's The Brazilian State: Debate and Agenda provides a fascinating multi-leveled examination of Brazilian political institutions and policies. Bringing together leading Brazilian and North American scholars in this field, the book provides a depth of insights rarely found in other English-language texts on the state and policymaking in Latin America's largest country. This volume makes important contributions to the debate on political institutions in Brazil and to issues in Latin America more generally.
Kathleen Waldron
The Brazilian State: Debate and Agenda is an up-to-date analysis of the state in the "new developmentalism" of Brazil. It provides us with excellent research on the political, social, economic, and cultural evolution of Brazil, especially since 2005. This highly readable book is well edited by noted authors Font and Randall and will serve as a classroom text and also will be suitable for a general audience. To understand Brazil today and to speculate about its future, this book is essential.
Ted Goertzel
This timely volume explores how Brazil avoided the extremes of left and right to become a pragmatic model of democratic development. Brazil's success in combining macroeconomic stability with economic growth and expanded social programs is an inspiration to a world that is rejecting extremist nostrums and authoritarian excuses. These well researched essays show how the Brazilians did it, and what remains to be done, both in Brazil and throughout the developing world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739186268
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2013
  • Series: Bildner Western Hemisphere Studies Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Editors:
Mauricio A. Font is professor of sociology at the Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York, where he is also director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.

Laura Randall is the author of Factors Affecting Learning and Cost Effective Schooling in Latin America, and of The Political Economy of Brazilian Oil.

Janaina Saad is a research associate at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.
Contributors:
Monica Arruda de Almeida, Glauco Arbix, Leslie Elliott Armijo, Renato Boschi, John F. Collins, David Fleischer, Mauricio Font, Christine Gustafson, Elaine da Silveira Leite, Maria Rita Loureiro, Lia Zanotta Machado, Ana Cristina Braga Martes, Scott B. Martin, João Paulo M. Peixoto, Cecília Olivieri, Laura Randall, Eiiti Sato, José Roberto Ferreira Savoia, Fernando Sotelino, J. Ricardo Tranjan, Thomas J. Trebat

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Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgments xi

Part I Approaches, Actors, and Dynamics

1 Introduction Mauricio A. Font 3

2 The Brazilian State since Vargas Jo?o Paulo M. Peixoto 11

3 State Developmentalism: Continuity & Uncertainty Renato Boschi 37

4 New Directions in Public Policy and State-Society Relations Glauco Arbix Scott B. Martin 59

5 Crisis and Beyond: Responses and Prospects Eiiti Sato 83

6 Bureaucrats, Parties, and Interest Groups Maria Rita Loureiro Cecilia Olivieri Ana Cristina Braga Martes 109

7 Political Reform: A "Never-Ending Story" David Fleischer 129

8 Civil Society Discourses and Practices in Porto Alegre J. Ricardo Tranjan 149

Part II Social and Cultural Dimensions

9 Pension Reform in Brazil: Addressing a Social Pact Jos? Roberto Ferreita Savoia 171

10 Feminism, the State, and Gender Equality Lia Zanotta Machado 193

11 Nation-State Consolidation and Cultural Patrimony John F. Collins 219

Part III Financial Crisis and Response

12 The Financial Services Industry Fernando Sotelino 247

13 Regulation & Compliance: Anti-Money Laundering Monica Arruda de Almeida 279

14 Financialization, Crisis, and a New Mania in Brazil Elaine da Silveira Leite 297

Part IV Shifting Global Relations

15 Brazil and the Transatlantic Community Thomas J. Trebat 317

16 Regional Integration: Political Uses of Energy Policy Christine A. Gustafson Leslie Elliott Armijo 341

Appendix: Economic and Social Indicators Laura Randall 369

Abbreviations and Acronyms 375

Bibliography 381

Index 415

About the Contributors 421

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