392 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 12 fig., 1 map, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5927-8
Published: April 2009
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9411-8
Published: April 2009
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All of the contributors connect past, present, and future Brazil. Their analyses converge on the observation that although Brazil has undergone radical changes during the past one hundred years, trenchant legacies of social and economic inequality remain to be addressed in the new century. A foreword by Jerry Dávila highlights the volume’s contributions for a new, English-reading audience.
The contributors are Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Cristovam Buarque, Aspásia Camargo, Gilberto Dupas, Celso Furtado, Afrânio Garcia, Celso Lafer, José Seixas Lourenço, Renato Ortiz, Moacir Palmeira, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Ignacy Sachs, Paulo Singer, Hervé Thery, and Jorge Wilheim.
About the Authors
Ignacy Sachs is professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris.
For more information about Ignacy Sachs, visit the Author Page.
Jorge Wilheim is a Brazilian architect, planner, and former government official.
For more information about Jorge Wilheim, visit the Author Page.
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro is professor of political science at the University of São Paulo.
For more information about Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, visit the Author Page.
"Extremely valuable to scholarship."--The Latin American Review of Books
"[A] lucid compilation of essays . . . immerse[s] readers in the nation's history, culture, population changes, and political, social, and concentrated wealth changes. . . . It is notable that Brazilian academics and policy makers who have been principle figures in Brazilian administrative life wrote 11 of the 12 essays. Their applied insights show in these candid and articulate summaries, which ultimately advocate for alterations of the national reality for the present century. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice
"Presents the collective wisdom of a group of prominent intellectuals and policy makers. . . . This fine English translation provides us with an excellent text for our students and colleagues who have not yet had the privilege of learning Portuguese."--Hispanic American Historical Review
“The volume will serve especially well in advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars . . . . Highly recommended.”--EIAL
“Presents the collective wisdom of a group of prominent intellectuals and policy makers as they reflect on the path Brazil traversed in the twentieth century.”--Latin American Research Review
"Because of their leading academic and policy roles, there is no better group of observers than the contributors to this volume to comment on Brazil's postdictatorship political consensus and on the unfinished challenge of unraveling the country's inequalities."--Jerry Dávila, from the Foreword