Emphasizing key aspects of Brazil's economy, politics, and society, this book presents an overall analysis of the present system and provides a base from which to assess Brazil's future development under a particular form of authoritarian regime.
1. Introduction 2. The Paradise That Never Was: The Breakdown of the Brazilian Authoritarian Order 3. Public Enterprises in Brazil and Mexico: A Comparison of Origins and Performance 4. State Enterprise and the Distribution of Income: Brazil and Peru 5. Collectivized Capitalism: Integrated Petrochemical Complexes and Capital Accumulation in Brazil 6. The Exchange and Absorption of Technology in Brazilian Industry 7. State Entrepreneurship, Energy Policy, and the Political Order in Brazil 8. Brazilian Foreign Policy: Options in the 1980s 9. Brazil in 1980: The Emerging Political Model 10. The Labor Movement and the Crisis of the Dictatorship in Brazil 11. The Ethic of Umbanda and the Spirit of Messianism: Reflections on the Brazilian Model