The Political Construction of Brazil

2017. An encompassing analysis of Brazil’s society, economy and politics since the Independence. A national-dependent interpretation. Three historical cycles of the relation state-society: State and Territorial Integration Cycle (1822-1929), Nation and Development Cycle (1930-1977) and Democracy and Social Justice Cycle (1977-2010). Crisis since then. (Book: Lynne Rienner Publishers)

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Macroeconomia Desenvolvimentista

2016. With José Luis Oreiro e Nelson Marconi. Our more complete analysis of Developmental Macroeconomics – the central economic theory within New Developmentalism. (book)

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Une nouvelle gestion pour un nouvel État: libéral, social et républicain

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

La Conférence John L. Manion 2001.


Liberal and social-democratic states were characterized by bureaucratic administration. To the new state, social liberal, that is rising in the 21st Century, will correspond a new public management, in which civil servants shall be more autonomous and more accountable to society. The new state is liberal, because it strongly believes in the market and in competitiveness, and is social because maintains its commitments with universal social rights. It is liberal and social because it is democratic, and attends citizens demands for better and more efficient public services.


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