The New Brazil / Edition 2

The New Brazil / Edition 2

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by Riordan Roett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815721684

ISBN-13: 9780815721680

Pub. Date: 06/23/2011

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

The New Brazil tells the story of South America's largest country as it evolved from a remote Portuguese colony into a regional leader; a respected representative for the developing world; and, increasingly, an important partner for the United States and the European Union.

In this engaging book, Riordan Roett traces the long road Brazil has traveled to

Overview

The New Brazil tells the story of South America's largest country as it evolved from a remote Portuguese colony into a regional leader; a respected representative for the developing world; and, increasingly, an important partner for the United States and the European Union.

In this engaging book, Riordan Roett traces the long road Brazil has traveled to reach its present status, examining the many challenges it has overcome and those that lie ahead. He discusses the country's development as a colony, empire, and republic; the making of modern Brazil, beginning with the rise to power of Getúlio Vargas; the advent of the military government in 1964; the return to civilian rule two decades later; and the pivotal presidencies of Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva, leading to the nation's current world status as one of the BRIC countries.

Under newly elected President Dilma Rousseff, much remains to be done to consolidate and expand its global role. Nonetheless, as a player on the world stage, Brazil is here to stay.

"In part the [country's] success is due to external factors such as the high demand for Brazilian exports, particularly in China and the rest of Asia. But it also reflects sophisticated policy choices, including inflation targeting and maintenance of an autonomous central bank."—from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815721680
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
1,024,182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition vii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction: The New Brazil 1

Obstacles along the Road 5

The BRICs Consolidate 9

The Financial Crisis 11

The BRIC Summit 13

The BRICs in Context 14

2 The Historical Background: Colony, Empire, and Republic 19

Brazil's Colonial Experience 20

The Imperial Experiment 25

The Old Republic 31

3 The Making of Modern Brazil, 1930-64 37

The Arrival of Getúlio Vargas 37

Turmoil Abroad and at Home 40

Estado Novo: The New State 41

The 1946 Republic 44

4 The 1964 Revolution: From Bureaucratic Authoritarianism to Abertura 55

Institutional Changes Following the 1964 Revolution 56

New Economic Policies 57

Breakthrough for the Hard-Liners 58

The Second Phase of the 1964 Revolution: Protest and Violence 60

The Médici Years 63

The Transition Begins 64

Return to Civilian Government 71

5 The Incomplete Transition, 1985-94 73

Foreign Debt and Inflation 76

Fernando Collor de Mello: Hope and Disillusion 83

Itamar Franco and the Origins of the Real Plan 86

6 The Cardoso Era, 1995-2002 91

Cardoso's Reform Agenda 91

External Shocks Buffet Brazil 95

Cardoso's Second Term 99

Enter Lula and the Beginning of a New Era 103

Post Mortem 106

7 Lula's Brazil 109

Lula's Inheritance 110

Addressing Structural Challenges 111

The Results of Lula's First Term 114

Lula's Second Term: Continued Improvements 116

Brazil's Energy Bonanza 119

The Growth of Brazil's Financial Sector 121

Brazil as an Emerging-Market Leader 125

8 Brazil's Emergence on the Global Stage 127

Brazil as a Regional Leader 127

Brazil and the Other BRICs 133

Brazil at the Center of North-South Relations 135

Brazil, the European Union, and the United States 141

Brazil: The Crafty Superpower? 143

A Final Caveat 144

9 Conclusion: Brazil Emergent 149

Notes 153

Index 167

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