This book analyzes Brazil's economy and politics from 1930, when the Brazilian industrial revolution began, up to July 1983. It addresses the period of strong development in Brazil between 1930 and 1961, and discusses at length the import-substitution model of industrialization.
1. The Concept of Development 2. Import-Substitution Industrialization 3. Social Development and the Emergence of New Classes 4. Political Development and the Crisis of the Populist Alliance 5. The Crisis of the 1960s 6. The Viability of Capitalist Development 7. The Post-1966 Expansion and the New Model 8. The Crisis of the 1970s 9. The Dialectic of Redemocratization and Abertura 10. Conclusion: Fifty Years of Development and Crisis