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The Resource Brazil in transition : beliefs, leadership, and institutional change, Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

Brazil in transition : beliefs, leadership, and institutional change, Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira

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Brazil in transition : beliefs, leadership, and institutional change
Title
Brazil in transition
Title remainder
beliefs, leadership, and institutional change
Statement of responsibility
Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira
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Language
eng
Summary
Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the economy has rebounded dramatically. How did this nation become an emerging power? Brazil in Transition looks at the factors behind why this particular country has successfully progressed up the economic development ladder. The authors examine the roles of beliefs, leadership, and institution in the elusive, critical transition to sustainable development. Analyzing the last fifty years of Brazil's history, the authors explain how the nation's beliefs, centered on social inclusion yet bound by orthodox economic policies, led to institutions that altered economic, political, and social outcomes. Brazil's growth and inflation became less variable, the rule of law strengthened, politics became more open and competitive, and poverty and inequality declined. While these changes have led to a remarkable economic transformation, there have also been economic distortions and inefficiencies that the authors argue are part of the development process. -- from dust jacket
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1951-
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Alston, Lee J.
Dewey number
330.981
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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  • Melo, Marcus André Barreto Campelo de,
  • Mueller, Bernardo
  • Pereira, Carlos,
Series statement
Princeton economic history of the Western world
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  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
Label
Brazil in transition : beliefs, leadership, and institutional change, Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I. An overview of Brazil in transition: Beliefs, leadership, and institutional change -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Economic development and critical transitions -- Brazil: This time for real? -- A sketch of the conceptual framework -- Analytical narratives and economic development -- Road map for the book -- Chapter 2. A conceptual dynamic for understanding development -- Beliefs, leadership, dominant network, and windows of opportunity -- Difference in difference in changing beliefs -- Overview of dominant network, beliefs, and institutions in Brazil from 1964 to 2014 -- 1964-1984 -- 1985-1993 -- 1994-2014 -- Summary -- Part II. Introduction to the case study of Brazil, 1964-2014 -- Identifying beliefs -- Appendix: A primer on the Brazilian political system -- Chapter 3. From disorder to growth and back: The military regime (1964-1984) -- From chaos to a short period of order -- From order to unsustainable growth -- The miracle fades -- Back to disorder -- The decline of developmentalism -- Chapter 4. Transition to democracy and the belief in social inclusion (1985-1993) -- A new belief emerges -- The transition to democracy -- Codifying beliefs: The constitution of 1988 -- The constitution-making process -- The constitution's delegation of powers to the president -- Back to uncertainty and chaos -- Failures of the Brazilian economic plans before the real -- The Collor government: Great hope, huge disappointment -- Chapter 5. Cardoso seizes a window of opportunity (1993-2002) -- The real plan -- Early institutional deepening: Constitutional amendments -- Coalition management under Cardoso -- Asserting fiscal control over states -- Staying the course against the early opposition to the real plan -- Sustaining stability in the face of external shocks -- Cardoso's second term: Combining macro orthodoxy with social inclusion -- The reassertion of presidential fiscal authority -- Conclusions -- Chapter 6. Deepening beliefs and institutional change (2002-2014) -- The uncertain transition -- Continuity in change -- Deepening the social contract -- Checks and balances vs. strong presidential powers -- The new economic matrix and dilma's policy switch -- Beliefs? Really? ... Really! -- The messy process of dissipative inclusion -- Conclusion -- Part III. A general inductive framework for understanding critical transitions -- Chapter 7. A conceptual framework for understanding critical transitions -- Understanding critical transitions -- How does our framework fit in the literature? -- The building blocks of our conceptual framework. Argentina: An illustrative use of the framework -- Concluding remarks -- Chapter 8. Conclusion -- Better and worse at the same time -- Assessing the framework -- Brazil and the critical transition
Control code
ocn946705987
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691162911
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946705987
Label
Brazil in transition : beliefs, leadership, and institutional change, Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I. An overview of Brazil in transition: Beliefs, leadership, and institutional change -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Economic development and critical transitions -- Brazil: This time for real? -- A sketch of the conceptual framework -- Analytical narratives and economic development -- Road map for the book -- Chapter 2. A conceptual dynamic for understanding development -- Beliefs, leadership, dominant network, and windows of opportunity -- Difference in difference in changing beliefs -- Overview of dominant network, beliefs, and institutions in Brazil from 1964 to 2014 -- 1964-1984 -- 1985-1993 -- 1994-2014 -- Summary -- Part II. Introduction to the case study of Brazil, 1964-2014 -- Identifying beliefs -- Appendix: A primer on the Brazilian political system -- Chapter 3. From disorder to growth and back: The military regime (1964-1984) -- From chaos to a short period of order -- From order to unsustainable growth -- The miracle fades -- Back to disorder -- The decline of developmentalism -- Chapter 4. Transition to democracy and the belief in social inclusion (1985-1993) -- A new belief emerges -- The transition to democracy -- Codifying beliefs: The constitution of 1988 -- The constitution-making process -- The constitution's delegation of powers to the president -- Back to uncertainty and chaos -- Failures of the Brazilian economic plans before the real -- The Collor government: Great hope, huge disappointment -- Chapter 5. Cardoso seizes a window of opportunity (1993-2002) -- The real plan -- Early institutional deepening: Constitutional amendments -- Coalition management under Cardoso -- Asserting fiscal control over states -- Staying the course against the early opposition to the real plan -- Sustaining stability in the face of external shocks -- Cardoso's second term: Combining macro orthodoxy with social inclusion -- The reassertion of presidential fiscal authority -- Conclusions -- Chapter 6. Deepening beliefs and institutional change (2002-2014) -- The uncertain transition -- Continuity in change -- Deepening the social contract -- Checks and balances vs. strong presidential powers -- The new economic matrix and dilma's policy switch -- Beliefs? Really? ... Really! -- The messy process of dissipative inclusion -- Conclusion -- Part III. A general inductive framework for understanding critical transitions -- Chapter 7. A conceptual framework for understanding critical transitions -- Understanding critical transitions -- How does our framework fit in the literature? -- The building blocks of our conceptual framework. Argentina: An illustrative use of the framework -- Concluding remarks -- Chapter 8. Conclusion -- Better and worse at the same time -- Assessing the framework -- Brazil and the critical transition
Control code
ocn946705987
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691162911
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946705987

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