List of Tables.
Map of Brazil.
1. An Introduction to Brazilian Politics.
2. Historical Patterns in Brazilian Politics.
3. State-Building and State Reform as a Challenge to Democratic Politics.
4. Government by and for the Few: The Persistence of Oligarchical Politics in the Representative System.
5. The Dilemma of Democratization in an Economically Unequal Society.
6. The Emergence of a Democratic Civil Society as a Force for Change.
7. Forging an Identity in a Globalized World: Brazil in the International Political Economy.
8. The Lula Government: An Experiment in Social Democracy?.
William R. Nylen, Stetson University, DeLand
- The most comprehensive introductory textbook on contemporary Brazil currently available
- Offers a clear and highly readable account of the state, social justice, citizenship and political participation
- Includes a broad analysis of the role played by social movements and non-governmental organizations in bringing about change
- Considers Brazil’s increasingly important role in international relations in a globalized world
- Particularly clear account of the current Lula presidency and the opportunities for social and politial change which it may offer
- The book’s interdisciplinary approach, which encompasses economics, sociology, history, politics and international relations, makes it suitable for students on a broad range of courses