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Brazil Politics in a Patrimonial Society

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ISBN-10: 0275959007

ISBN-13: 9780275959005

Edition: 5th 1999

Authors: Riordan Roett

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Brazil, occupying nearly 50 percent of the South American continent, has the largest economy and is a major political power in Latin America. In this updated and expanded fifth edition of his text, Roett provides a thorough introduction to the dynamics shaping Brazilian politics, economics, and society, the difficult transition from military to civilian government in the 1980s, and the social issues facing Brazilian leaders as the country enters the 21st century. As Roett makes clear, despite years of economic growth and industrialization, by the late 1990s, Brazil still faces continued and growing challenges to its social cohesiveness and stability. Without greater attention to the basic…    
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction Brazil
A Framework for Analysis Political Parties and Elections
The Patrimonial State and Society in Brazil
The Military in Politics
The Brazilian Economy Brazilian Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next Century
The Social Agenda in Brazil
Selected Bibliography