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This is a general survey of Brazilian society, economy, and political system since 1980. It describes the basic changes occurring as Brazil was transformed from a predominantly rural and closed economy under military rule into a modern democratic, industrial and urbanized society, with an extraordinary world class commercial agriculture in the past 60 years. In this period, Brazil passed from a pre-modern high fertility and mortality society to a modern low fertility and mortality one, the economy approached hyper inflation many times, and it abandoned a policy of protected industrialization to an economy opened to world trade. The advances and the failures of these changes are examined for the impact on questions of growth and equality. The book is designed as a basic introduction to contemporary Brazil from a recent historical perspective and is one of the first such comprehensive surveys of recent Brazilian history and development in any language.

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This book is designed as a basic introduction to contemporary Brazil from a recent historical perspective and is one of the first such comprehensive surveys of recent Brazilian history and development - the shift, in effect, from a pre-modern to a modern economy and society - in any language.

Synopsis:

This general survey tracks Brazil's societal, economic, and political development since 1980. In this period, during which Brazil was transformed from a predominantly rural and closed to a modern industrial democratic society, basic changes occurred: Brazil's fertility and mortality rates dropped, the economy repeatedly approached hyper inflation, and it became open to world trade. The book is designed as a basic introduction to contemporary Brazil from a recent historical perspective and is one of the first such comprehensive surveys of recent Brazilian history and development in any language.

About the Author

Francisco Vidal Luna is Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Sao Paulo, and the Secretary of Planning and Budget of the Municipality of Sao Paulo. He has written extensively on Brazilian economic history and the Brazilian economy, and he is coauthor, with Herbert S. Klein, of Slavery and the Economy of Sao Paulo, 1750-1850 (2003).Herbert S. Klein is Director of the Center For Latin American Studies, Professor of History, and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Atlantic Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1999), A Concise History of Bolivia (Cambridge, 2003), and A Population History of the United States (Cambridge, 2004).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Politics; 2. Economy; 3. Finance; 4. Agriculture; 5. Industry; 6. Demography; 7. Education, health and welfare; 8. Inequality; Conclusion.

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ISBN:
9780521527446
Author:
Luna, Francisco Vida
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Klein, Herbert
Author:
Luna, Francisco Vidal
Author:
Klein, Herbert S.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Brazil Politics and government 1964-1985.
Subject:
Brazil Social conditions 1985-
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Series:
The World Since 1980
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
9.00x6.02x.70 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This general survey tracks Brazil's societal, economic, and political development since 1980. In this period, during which Brazil was transformed from a predominantly rural and closed to a modern industrial democratic society, basic changes occurred: Brazil's fertility and mortality rates dropped, the economy repeatedly approached hyper inflation, and it became open to world trade. The book is designed as a basic introduction to contemporary Brazil from a recent historical perspective and is one of the first such comprehensive surveys of recent Brazilian history and development in any language.
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