Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far / Edition 1

Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far / Edition 1

by Richard Bourne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520261550

ISBN-13: 9780520261556

Pub. Date: 10/19/2009

Publisher: University of California Press

Luiz
Inácio Lula da Silva's dramatic life story has captured the imagination of millions, and his progressive politics have brought hope and excitement to Brazil—and the world. This compelling work is the first major English-language biography of the metalworker who became president of Latin America's largest and most powerful country.
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Luiz
Inácio Lula da Silva's dramatic life story has captured the imagination of millions, and his progressive politics have brought hope and excitement to Brazil—and the world. This compelling work is the first major English-language biography of the metalworker who became president of Latin America's largest and most powerful country.
In a clearly written, vividly detailed narrative, Richard Bourne describes Lula's childhood hardships in an impoverished family, his days as a revered trade unionist, and the strike movement that brought down Brazil's military dictatorship. The book chronicles Lula's campaigns for the presidency, his first term in office beginning in 2002, a major corruption scandal, and his reelection in 2006. Throughout, Lula of Brazil connects this charismatic leader's life to larger issues, such as the difficulty of maintaining a progressive policy in an era of globalization. Brazil's contemporary history, parallels with other developing countries and other world leaders, the conservatism of Brazilian society, and other themes provide a rich backdrop for assessing the struggles, achievements, and failures of this major figure on both the Brazilian and the world stage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520261556
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     IX
Preface and Acknowledgments     XI
A Tough Start in Life     1
Strike Leader     24
The PT, the Workers' Party     49
Persistent Candidate for the Presidency     76
Overview of the First Term     102
Domestic Policy     127
International and Economic Policy     153
Corruption and Scandal     176
The Elections of 2006     196
Lula So Far: An Interim Assessment     209
Notes     233
Select Bibliography     255
Index     259

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