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Brazil's Economic And Political Future

1st Edition

Edited by Julian M. Chacel


288 pages

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The 1985 elections in Brazil returned South America's largest country to democratic rule after two decades of military government. But the Sarney administration faces substantial economic and political challenges: over a 250 percent annual inflation rate, a foreign debt of more than $115 billion, and over a 20 percent unemployment rate. This collec

Table of Contents

Letter from the Americas Society's President -- Foreword: Brazil's Place in the 1980s -- Introduction: Brazil's Economic and Political Future -- The Brazilian ''Miracle'' and Brazil's Foreign Debt -- Brazil's Economic Stabilization Plan: An Analysis -- Brazil and the Banks -- Latin America's Debt: A Reform Proposal -- Inflationary Inertia and Monetary Reform: Brazil -- Macroeconomic Policymaking in a Crisis Environment: Brazil's Cruzado Plan and Beyond -- Foreign Debt Servicing and Economic Growth -- High Technology Versus Self-Reliance: Brazil Enters the Computer Age -- Private Sector Connection to Development -- The Dynamics of Today's Brazil -- Brazil's Trade: A View from the South -- The Political Structure in the New Brazil -- Brazil: A President's Story -- The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) After the Cruzado Plan -- Brazil: Economic Crisis and Policy Options -- Military and Political Transition -- Political Parties in the New Brazil: The Liberal Front -- Elections and Redemocratization in Brazil During the 1980s -- Possible Political Pacts After Redemocratization -- Brazilian Elections in the 1980s: Transition or Transformation -- The Transition to Democracy in Brazil -- Transition Without Rupture: Parties, Politicians, and the Sarney Government -- Women, Redemocratization, and Political Alternatives -- The Church and Politics in Transition: Commitment and Analysis -- Brazil's Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations -- Origins of the New Republic's Foreign Policy -- Brazil's Foreign Policy in the New Republic -- Brazil and the United States: Friendly Competitors -- Brazilian-U.S. Relations -- Epilogue

About the Editor

Julian Chacel

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