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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A new left in the South?

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

Policy-Network, www.policy-network.org/, 13.12.2000.


In most cases, being left-wing in the South still means being statist, developmentalist and a nationalist. In fact, although there is no strict correlation between levels of economic growth and democratic governance, the two variables appear to be closely related. With some notable exceptions such as Chile, a Modern Left has yet to emerge in Latin America, despite the advances in democratization in the last 15 years.


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