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Modernization and Political Actions in the Brazilian Amazon

The City of Barcarena, Pará

Authors: Nahum, João Santos

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  • Analyzes the political background behind the implementation of modernization policies in the Amazon, starting in the 1970´s
  • Studies the gap in the territorial management of Barcarena in the Pará Amazon and the concentration of wealth in the city
  • Analyzes local usage of global standards, as it shows how the Fiscal Responsibility Law as a global standard is being used as a tool for conservative political action
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This book offers an analysis of the territory of Barcarena, in the Brazilian Amazon. The author studies the land use and the implemented modernization policies that made it one of the richest cities of the state.

The political system uses this territory as a resource to provide for the needs of a small circle of social agents. A system of conservative political actions enforces the process of modernization of the Baracena territory. Innovations in the Barcarena territory, such as the implementation of the aluminium factory Albras/Alunorte and the territorial configuration or public administration, lead to modernization simulations and artificial devices. The intended effect however is more about appearing to be modern, than actual modernization. The territorial use of Barcarena is aimed to protect the interests and privileges of the elite.

About the authors

Professor João Santos Nahum is a research scientist in the field of agricultural geography in the Amazon, politics and the organization of agricultural areas, culture of the traditional population in the Amazon, social-ecological conflicts and natural resources in the Amazon. 
He graduated in Geography (1992) and Social Sciences (1995) from the Universidade Federal do Pará in Brazil. He specialized in State and Border (1996) and received his Masters title in Planning and Development Studies at the heart of the Amazon(2000). After a specialization in Geography and Environmental Planning at PUC-MG and Unesp-Rio, João Santos Nahum obtained a Geography doctorate in Spatial Organization (2006). 
In 2008 prof. João Santos Nahum joined the Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences) as a professor in Geography and Carthography in the Programa de Pós-Graduação em Geografia da UFPA (Graduate Program of Geography of the UFPA). 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook £35.99
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Softcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58029-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernization and Political Actions in the Brazilian Amazon
Book Subtitle
The City of Barcarena, Pará
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58030-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58030-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-58029-6
Series ISSN
2366-763X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 78
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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