The Political System of Brazil

Editors: de la Fontaine, Dana, Stehnken, Thomas (Eds.)

  • ​The first and most up-to-date English-language volume exclusively on the Brazilian political system
  • A total of 21 articles present an extensive insight into the polity, politics and policies of the Brazilian political system
  • Fundamental analysis of the Lula da Silva administration on the current government of Dilma Rousseff     
  • A combination of several high profile Brazilian scholars together with a view from abroad guarantee a well-balanced analysis
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About this Textbook

This volume presents in-depth insights into the polity, politics and policies of the Brazilian political system. It reassesses the processes of change since the country's return to democracy in the 1980s, in the light of autocratic societal structures and suboptimal institutional design, on the one hand, and the political and economic achievements observed, on the other. In their contributions, top Brazilian and international scholars critically examine the development of the political system with a focus on the Lula and Rousseff administrations, and place their actions and failures in the socio-political and economic context so as to uncover the underlying institutional structures, constellations and diverging interests of actors on various decision-making levels and in different political fields. It is the central aim of this book to present a differentiated portrait of the current political landscape and remaining contradictions in Latin America's largest country.

About the authors

Dr. Dana de la Fontaine studied Political Science with focus on Latin America and Development Theory as well as Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Tübingen in Germany. She concluded her studies with a Doctorate from the University of Kassel in Germany focusing on India, Brazil and South Africa as Emerging Donors. Currently she works as freelance researcher and consultant in the sector of development cooperation in Tanzania.

Dr. Thomas Stehnken studied Political Science, Economics and Public Law at the University of Tübingen, Germany where he also completed his PhD studies focusing on the Brazilian innovation system. He continued his career as project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Currently he works as scientific officer in the Brussels office of acatech, the German National Academy for Science and Engineering.

Reviews

“The book very methodically and logically examines the Brazilian political system in its historical, political and socioeconomic contexts. … This book would prove to be a valuable resource for political pundits and enthusiasts, political science scholars, students and researchers, and certainly also for passionate students of life … . This book also makes a great companion for courses of political science, foreign studies, and even comparative law studies.” (Impeccable Business, impeccablebusiness.wordpress.com, October, 2016)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    de la Fontaine, Dana (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • A Historical Legacy: The Development of the Brazilian Industrial Model

    Cervo, Amado Luiz

    Pages 15-26

  • Continuities and Discontinuities in Brazilian Political and Institutional Life: Past and Present Dilemmas for Democracy

    Bem, Arim Soares

    Pages 27-47

  • Socio-economic and Regional Conditions in Brazil

    Coy, Martin

    Pages 49-59

  • Political Institutions and Governmental Performance in Brazilian Democracy

    Figueiredo, Argelina Cheibub (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-40023-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-40022-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political System of Brazil
Editors
  • Dana de la Fontaine
  • Thomas Stehnken
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40023-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40023-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40022-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 419
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