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Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 : an experiment in democracy

Author: Thomas E Skidmore
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1967.
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Skidmore, Thomas E.
Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)591864202
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Skidmore
OCLC Number: 220717
Description: xviii, 446 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: ch. I. The Vargas era: 1930-1945 --
1930: revolution of the elite --
The "revolutionary" coalition of 1930 --
New political forces: 1930-1935 --
The collapse of democracy: 1935-1937 --
New patterns of government and politics --
New directions in economic policy --
ch. II. The end of the Estado Nôvo and the Dutra years --
The dictator loses control --
The rebirth of democratic politics --
The election of 1945 and the constitution of 1946: a new Brazil? --
The Dutra years --
Vargas returns --
ch. III. A new Vargas era: 1951-1954 --
Brazilian society and the question of economic development --
Formulae for growth --
Economic policy-making: orthodoxy and nationalism --
Foci of opposition: the UDN and the military --
Increasing social tensions --
1953: a new political strategy --
An attempt at economic stabilization --
Vargas neglects the middle class --
The crisis unfolds --
February 1954: test of power --
Equivocation and polarization --
From assasination to suicide --
ch. IV. Government by caretaker: 1954-1956 --
Politics without Vargas --
The presidential election of 1955: return of the "ins" --
Inauguration or coup? --
The military intervenes: a coup for "legality" --
Attacking inflation: accomplishments and limitations --
ch. V. Years of confidence: the Kubitschek era --
The economics of confidence --
Symbols and strategies --
Support and opposition --
Inflation again --
Nationalism and development: the troubled dialogue --
The limits of improvisation --
ch. VI. Jânio Quadros: agonizing interlude --
The rise of the outsider --
Presidential election: defeat of the "ins" --
Unorthodox policies and uncertain support --
Quadros resigns --
ch. VII. Goulart in power: the deadlock prolonged --
From Jânio to Jango: a military veto? --
Compromise solution: parliamentary president --
Marking time --
Goulart wins full presidential powers --
The political spectrum and the extremists --
Party lines --
A five-month experiment: development and reform --
Fighting inflation --
Divisive issues: foreign capital and agrarian reform --
The failure of presidential nerve --
ch. VIII. Brazilian democracy breaks down: 1963-1964 --
Mobilization and the loss of consensus --
Lessons of the Dantas-Furtado phase --
Rehearsal for defeat --
Presidential options and conspiratorial opposition --
Financial pressure: no exit --
Presidential hopefuls: support for democratic politics --
The Left: divided and overconfident --
A president's fate: Friday the thirteenth --
From conspiracy to "revolution": the fall of Goulart --
Epilogue: the search for a new political order --
The victors and the vanquished --
Coup or revolution? --
The awkward electorate --
Development and stabilization vs. democracy: Brazil's dilemma --
Appendix: The United States role in João Goulart's fall.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Skidmore.

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