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New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil

Ben Ross Schneider


This book takes a deep, long look at the political economy of Brazil. The distinctive perspectives of the 11 chapters is historical, comparative, and theoretical. The main substantive chapters are grouped into four parts covering Brazil’s development strategy, governance, social change, and political representation. The authors—18 leading experts from Brazil and the United States—analyze core issues in Brazil’s evolving political economy, including falling inequality, the new middle class, equalizing federalism, the politicization of the federal bureaucracy, resurgent state capitalism, labor m ... More

Keywords: clientelism, natural resources, development strategy, federalism, inequality, new middle class, resource curse, state-owned enterprise, Bolsa Família, Petrobras

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190462888
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Ross Schneider, editor
Professor of Political Science, MIT

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1 Introduction

Ben Ross Schneider

Part I Development Strategy

2 Natural Resources and Economic Development in Brazil

Sarah M. Brooks and Marcus J. Kurtz

4 New Developmentalism versus the Financialization of the Resource Curse

Kevin P. Gallagher and Daniela Magalhães Prates

Part II Governance

6 Public Management Incongruity in 21st Century Brazil

Barbara Nunberg and Regina Silvia Pacheco

Part III Social Change

8 Understanding Recent Dynamics of Earnings Inequality in Brazil

Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Sergio P. Firpo, and Julian Messina

Part IV Political Representation

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