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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Teoria política - textos básicos


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Interesse, neoliberalismo e cinismo

2018. In the past, the individualism that is associated to liberal capitalism was tempered by socialism, democracy, nationalism and republicanism. Since capitalism turned neoliberal it turned radically individualistic and unjust. (Essay to be published)



Estado, estado-nação e formas de intermediação social

2017. This paper defines the state as the law system and the organization that guarantees and the nation-state as the political society formed by a nation, a state and a territory. Second, it discusses the forms of informal political intermediation between the state and society. (Revista Lua Nova)



Transição, consolidação democrática e revolução capitalista

2011. Transition to democracy can happen before the capitalist revolution, but democratic consolidation depends that it is "completed", i.e., that economic surplus is appropriated in the market. (Paper: Dados).



Democracy and capitalist revolution

2012. Transition to democracy can happen before the capitalist revolution, but democratic consolidation depends that it is "completed", i.e., that economic surplus is appropriated in the market. (Paper: Économie Appliquée) Versão atualizada de Why did democracy become the preferred political regime only in the twentieth century



A construção política do Estado

2010. Despite the fact that politics (the art of governing the state) is subjected to economic and political constraints, it counts with a relative autonomy. Whereas society and the economy are the realm of necessity, politics is the realm of men's will and freedom. (Paper: Lua Nova)



Construindo o Estado Republicano

2009. Este livro discute, do ponto de vista histórico, a construção de um "Estado republicano", ou seja, um Estado forte e capaz, dotado de legitimidade democrática e de eficiência administrativa, e apto a se defender contra indivíduos e grupos poderosos que buscam capturá-lo ou privatizá-lo. Em inglês "Democracy and Public Management Reform". (Book: Editora FGV)



Ciudadanía y res publica: la aparición de los derechos republicanos

2001. After the civil, the political and the social rights, republican rights are emerging or being enforced. The republican rights are the rights that every citizens has that the public patrimony is not captured by private interests. Portuguese version and English version available. (Paper in Instituciones y Desarrollo).*



Cidadania e res publica a emergência dos direitos republicanos

1997. After the civil, the political and the social rights, republican rights are emerging or being enforced. The republican rights are the rights that every citizens has that the public patrimony is not captured by private interests. English version and Spanish version available. (Paper in Revista de Filosofia Política).*



Citizenship and res publica: the emergence of republican rights

2002. After the civil, the political and the social rights, republican rights are emerging or being enforced. The republican rights are the rights that every citizens has that the public patrimony is not captured by private interests. Portuguese version and Spanish version available. (Paper Citizenship Studies) *



Sociedade civil: sua democratização para a reforma do estado

1999. As the democracy advances, civil society and its organizations get also more democratic, and their power in making politicians and bureaucrats accountable increases. (Paper in edited book by Bresser-Pereira, Wilheim and Sola)



State, civil society and democratic legitimacy

1995. The concept of state and the main theories. The role of civil society in assuring democratic legitimacy to the state. Portuguese version available. (Paper: published only in Portuguese)



Estado, sociedade civil e legitimidade democrática

1995. The concept of state and the main theories. The role of civil society in assuring democratic legitimacy to the state. English version available. (Paper: Lua Nova)*




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