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Brazil : reversal of fortune

Author: Alfred P Montero
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2013.
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Once deemed a "dysfunctional" democracy with a "feckless" set of political institutions and a "drunk" economy, today's Brazil has undergone a complete reversal of fortune. Now in its third decade of democracy, the economy is blossoming and large-scale development projects are underway, including the exploitation of massive, off-shore oil reserves, a nationwide effort to modernize infrastructure, and preparations for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Montero, Alfred P., 1969-
Brazil
(OCoLC)861317999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred P Montero
ISBN: 9780745681719 0745681719 1306403650 9781306403658
OCLC Number: 869469863
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Tables and Figures; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: A Reversal of Fortune?; The Purpose of the Book; Explaining Change in a Multidimensional/Multi-Arena Polity; Persisting Tendencies in Brazilian Democracy; The Plan of the Book; CHAPTER TWO: Democracy and Economy from Bust to Boom; Democracy's First Decade; The Long Reform Process; The Expanded Policy Agenda; CHAPTER THREE: Improving Governability; Macro-Political Institutional Design and Governability: From Pessimism to Optimism; Coalitional Presidentialism. Political Parties and Ideological Convergence of the Political ClassCHAPTER FOUR: Accountability, Participation, and Good Governance; Elite Accountability; The Judiciary; The MP and the Federal Police; The Media; The Police and Civil Society; Government Responsiveness; Voting and the Electorate; Partisanship; Ideology; Popular Participation; CHAPTER FIVE: The Renewed Developmental State; The Differences between ISI-Focused Developmentalism and Post-1985 Developmentalism; Moving from Vertical Integration to an Emphasis on Competitiveness. The Reduced but Still Strategic Role of Parastatals and Former ParastatalsThe Prioritization of Technological Capacity; Counter-Cyclical Industrial Policy within Macroeconomic Stability; Implementing Developmentalism in a Neoliberal Era; Public Finance: The BNDES and the Pension Funds; Technology Promotion: Finep; Overall Performance; CHAPTER SIX: Welfare and Class Mobility; Structures of Poverty and Inequality; Poverty; Class Structure and Inequality; Social Policy; Poverty Alleviation through Conditional Cash Transfers; Pensions; Healthcare; Education. CHAPTER SEVEN: Brazilian Foreign PolicyForeign Policy between the Cardoso and PT Presidencies; Foreign Economic Policy; The Internationalization of Economic Influence; Foreign Security Policy; Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy; CHAPTER EIGHT: Prospects for the New Brazil; The Macro-Economic Policy Consensus; Developmentalism and Industrial Policy; Social Policy Innovation; Coalitional Presidentialism; Internationalization; The Significance of the Brazilian Turnaround for Democratic Development in Comparative Perspective; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: by Alfred P. Montero.
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Once deemed a dysfunctional democracy with a feckless set of political institutions and a drunk economy, today s Brazil has undergone a complete reversal of fortune.  Read more...

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