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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Do estado patrimonial ao gerencial

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

In Pinheiro, Wilheim e Sachs (orgs.), Brasil: Um Século de Transformações. S.Paulo: Cia. das Letras, 2001: 222-259.


An overview of the rise of the state and of public administration in Brazil since late nineteenth century. The Brazilian state was oligarchical and patrimonial; today it is modern, although clientelism and authoritarianism are still present. In the 1930s it realized its bureaucratic reform, and in the 1990s takes place the 1995/98 Brazilian Public Management Reform.


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