Inequality Democracy and Growth in Brazil

Inequality  Democracy  and Growth in Brazil
Author: Marcos Mendes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780128019658

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In terms accessible to non-economists, Marcos José Mendes describes the ways democracy and inequality produce low growth in the short and medium terms. In the longer term, he argues that Brazil has two paths in front of it. One is to create the conditions necessary to boost economic performance and drive the country toward a high level of development. The other is to fail in untying the political knot that blocks growth, leaving it a middle-income country. The source of his contrasting futures for Brazil is inequality, which he demonstrates is a relevant variable in any discussion of economic growth. Inequality illuminates causes of seemingly-unconnected problems. This book, which includes freely-accessible documents and datasets, is the first in-depth analysis of an issue that promises to become increasingly prominent. Contrasting visions of Brazil’s future described in economic terms Easy-to-understand graphs and tables illustrate analytical arguments All Excel-based data available on a freely-accessible website

Brazil Emerging

Brazil Emerging
Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse,Adalberto Cardoso
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2014-05-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781135044008

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This volume is a critical inquiry into the social project and socioeconomic realities of emerging Brazil, a country that faces profound changes. A team of acknowledged specialists on Brazil’s complex configuration addresses state policies, social dynamics and economic constraints and opportunities for emancipation. Chapters adopt long-run perspectives on the development of the Brazilian welfare state, limits and opportunities for emancipation in the labor market, the scope and depth of social policies such as "Bolsa Família" and Rio’s Peacemaking Police Units (UPP), social movements - in particular, the Movement of the Landless (MST) - cultural policies at the federal level, the role of media in the country’s democratization project, and how two important commodities (sugar and oil) shape the identities of blacks and whites in Bahia. This book is essential reading for all those interested in understanding what kind of Brazil has acquired a prominent global position and what hurdles it faces to consolidate its position as a global player.

Brazil in Transition

Brazil in Transition
Author: Lee J. Alston,Marcus André Melo,Bernardo Mueller,Carlos Pereira
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781400880942

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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 institutions 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. Brazil in Transition demonstrates how a dynamic nation seized windows of opportunity to become a more equal, prosperous, and rules-based society.

From Colony to Democracy

From Colony to Democracy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2004
Genre: Brazil
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122249753

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Brazil and China

Brazil and China
Author: Ignacio Garcia Marin
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2011-11-04
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783656040675

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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Other States, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, course: 2010-2011, language: English, abstract: During the last decade the world has changed. We started the current century with a clear leader: The US, but only a few years later the global arena is very different. Europe and the United States are fighting against a strong economic crisis, and their internal problems do not help to fix it. Besides, there are new regional leaders, like China, Brazil, India, and Russia. I will pay special attention to the first two, particularly their policies against poverty and inequality. The comparison between these countries, in concrete Brazil and China is very interesting, since we can see how different capitalist models are facing evident problems: strong economic growth, millions of poor and corruption. Besides, in the case of China, we are talking about a communist dictatorship with capitalist areas. To begin with I am going to do a short description about the current economic crisis, where I will discuss some ideas considering the different situation between developed and non-developed countries. To analyze the fight against poverty it is important to understand the scenario that surrounds us. Later on I will point out some political questions about the idea that current world is changing the global arena settled after the fall of the USRR. Concluding this section I will introduce to two of the new winners, Brazil and China, and their exclusive club: BRIC with the idea of describe how are these poor countries facing the problem of the poverty. The questions that I am going to answer are How are Brazil and China facing the poverty? What are the priorities of their governments?

States Markets and Just Growth

States  Markets  and Just Growth
Author: Atul Kohli,Chung-in Moon,Georg Sørensen
Publsiher: UNU
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2003
Genre: Developing countries
ISBN: UCSD:31822032250839

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This publication considers common concerns of developing countries in the search for sustainable development and growth such as globalisation, democracy, poverty and inequality, while also emphasising special regional needs. It contains a number of papers which discuss four key shared concerns: to what extent should states intervene in the market in order to promote growth; how much emphasis should development strategies put on deliberate redistribution and/or poverty alleviation; the impact of globalisation on developing countries in choosing their development paths; and whether democracies are able to reconcile economic growth with distribution.

The Internet Politics and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil

The Internet  Politics  and Inequality in Contemporary Brazil
Author: Helton Levy
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2018-10-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781498585149

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This book explores digital media produced from the favelas, urban occupations, and in the countryside of Brazil. It looks as the ways that members of the marginalized social periphery are able to use new media to vocalize historical demands for social justice and better public services, and to denaturalize inequality overall.

Democracy and the Left

Democracy and the Left
Author: Evelyne Huber,John D. Stephens
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2012-09-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780226356556

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Although inequality in Latin America ranks among the worst in the world, it has notably declined over the last decade, offset by improvements in health care and education, enhanced programs for social assistance, and increases in the minimum wage. In Democracy and the Left, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens argue that the resurgence of democracy in Latin America is key to this change. In addition to directly affecting public policy, democratic institutions enable left-leaning political parties to emerge, significantly influencing the allocation of social spending on poverty and inequality. But while democracy is an important determinant of redistributive change, it is by no means the only factor. Drawing on a wealth of data, Huber and Stephens present quantitative analyses of eighteen countries and comparative historical analyses of the five most advanced social policy regimes in Latin America, showing how international power structures have influenced the direction of their social policy. They augment these analyses by comparing them to the development of social policy in democratic Portugal and Spain. The most ambitious examination of the development of social policy in Latin America to date, Democracy and the Left shows that inequality is far from intractable—a finding with crucial policy implications worldwide.