The Workers' Party And Democratization In Brazil / Edition 1

The Workers' Party And Democratization In Brazil / Edition 1

by Margaret E. Keck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300063199

ISBN-13: 9780300063196

Pub. Date: 04/01/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this groundbreaking study of the Workers' Party-the first legal mass party on the left in Brazil's recent history-Margaret E. Keck sheds new light on significant changes in Brazilian political organization and society over the past two decades. Her book not only clarifies political movements in Brazil and Latin America but also gives insights into attempts in any…  See more details below

Overview

In this groundbreaking study of the Workers' Party-the first legal mass party on the left in Brazil's recent history-Margaret E. Keck sheds new light on significant changes in Brazilian political organization and society over the past two decades. Her book not only clarifies political movements in Brazil and Latin America but also gives insights into attempts in any country to create democratic parties that represent the popular classes.

"A wonderful book. The arguments are convincing, the prose, refreshingly clear. . . . Her study will likely be foundational and indelible for subsequent scholarship on the Workers' party."-Ben Ross Schneider, American Political Science Review

"An important contribution to studies of contemporary party politics, its comparative value is enhanced by systematic reference to work on party formation and organization in Europe."-Paul Cammack, Political Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300063196
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2The Brazilian Transition to Democracy20
3Opposition to Authoritarianism and the Debate about Democracy40
4The New Unionism and the Formation of the Workers' Party61
5Structuring the Workers' Party: State Regulation and Party Organization86
6Campaigning to Organize: The Workers' Party and Elections123
7The Workers' Party and the Labor Movement167
8The Workers' Party and Political Institutions197
9Conclusions237
Notes255
Selected Bibliography289
Index307

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >