2017. Pre-industrial countries are supposed to realize their capitalist revolution in a global political famework that requires that they are democratic. But today's rich and middle income countries made it while their regimes was authoritarian. Publicado como Texto para Discussão
2015. Long interview. Bresser-Pereira speaks about his life, ideas, and Brazil. (Long interview to Leandro Fontoura, Zero Hora)
2014. Liberais afirmam que o decreto sobre participação social implica o risco do surgimento de “um poder paralelo”. Puro nonsense (article: Folha de S.Paulo).
2014. The domestic and foreign (imperialism) obstacles that pre-industrial countries face to realize their national and industrial or capitalist revolution. (EESP/FGV discussion paper 367)
2011. Transition to democracy can happen before the capitalist revolution, but democratic consolidation depends that it is “completed”, i.e., that economic surplus is appropriated in the market. (Paper: Dados).
2011. (Paper) The final version of this paper is Democracy and capitalist revolution,but I decided to conserve this earlier version.
2010. Democratization is the improvement of the quality of democracy. Besides reduction of political inequality, it requires reduction of economic inequality. (Paper for the Festschrift of José Maria Maravall).
2009. Este livro discute, do ponto de vista histórico, a construção de um “Estado republicano”, ou seja, um Estado forte e capaz, dotado de legitimidade democrática e de eficiência administrativa, e apto a se defender contra indivíduos e grupos poderosos que buscam capturá-lo ou privatizá-lo. Em inglês “Democracy and Public Management Reform”. (Book: Editora FGV)
2009. A consolidated democracy requires a capable state, a strong nation and an active civil society. The quality of democracy must be improved but it is a mistake to o include in the concept of democracy more than its minimum, procedural, requirements. (Paper)
2008. Only in early twentieth century the bourgeoisie accepted democracy. The new historical fact that led to to democracy was the capitalist revolution. The final version of this paper is Democracy and capitalist revolution.
2005. Participative and republican democracy is the third historical form of democracy – a form that is just emerging. Previously we had “elites democracy”, and “public opinions democracy”, which is the present dominant form. (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP)*
2004. The new state that is emerging in the developed countries is a republican state in so far as it is increasingly capable of protecting itself from rent-seeking or its capture by private interests. (Paper: Lua Nova)*
Helio Jaguaribe (2004) “Democracy of public opinion”. Paper in the Festricht of Bresser-Pereira, Em Busca do Novo. (Paper in edited book)