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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New public management reform: now in the Latin American agenda, and yet...

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

International Journal of Political Studies, n.3, September 2001: 143-166. Special issue edited by Hellmutt Wolman on Evaluation New Public Management in the World.


Public management reform is beginning in Latin America, particularly in Chile since 1994, and in Brazil since 1994. Yet, advancements are unsatisfactory, reflecting the low level of governance or political development of the region. Decentralization, control by outcomes, and several mechanisms of social accountability are being used. In Brazil a general theoretical framework was developed. Contrarily to other reforms, public management reform in Latin America did not count with support of World Bank, whose major concerns remained downsizing the state and bureaucratic reform.


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