1977. An analysis of the modernizing, authoritarian and income concentrating character of the technobureaucratic-capitalist state, and of the respective model of development: “industrialized underdervelopment” (Book: Editora Brasiliense)
2017. Capitalism and the state are either developmental, or liberal. Developmentalism and economic liberalism are two forms of coordinating capitalism. Capitalism was born developmental anywhere, in England or in the US, in Germany or in Brazil, in Japan or in China. (paper: Brazilian Journal of Political Economy)
2017. This paper defines the state as the law system and the organization that guarantees and the nation-state as the political society formed by a nation, a state and a territory. Second, it discusses the forms of informal political intermediation between the state and society. (Revista Lua Nova)
2016. 34 thesis on the theory of the state as the fundamental institution (the law and the organization that guarantees it) of the nation-state – the form of sovereign society specific to capitalism, as the classical empire was the form of society proper of the slave societies. (Notes for students)
2013. Article being written. Comments welcome.
2012. There are three models of developed capitalism (liberal-democractic or Anglo-Saxon, social or European model, and Japanese model and two models of developing capitalism: the Asian developmental model and the liberal-dependent model. (Paper: Revista de Economia Política). Portuguese version available.
2011. There are three models of developed capitalism (liberal-democractic or Anglo-Saxon, social or European model, and Japanese model and two models of developing capitalism: the Asian developmental model and the liberal-dependent model. (Texto para Discussão 280)). English version available
2010. The crisis as a whole shows a more general aspect: the governments of the States are more rational than the private agents and their enterprises.
2010. Despite the fact that politics (the art of governing the state) is subjected to economic and political constraints, it counts with a relative autonomy. Whereas society and the economy are the realm of necessity, politics is the realm of men's will and freedom. (Paper: Lua Nova)
2010. Thirty principles on the rise and evolution of the state. Written to my students of Theory of the State. (Short note).
2010. The public management reform was required by the rise of the social or welfare state, and proved instrumental in legitimizing it in so far as it makes social and scientific services provided by the state efficient. Portuguese version available. (Article: Revista de Administração de Empresas)
2009. Neoliberalism and its “scientific” justification, neoclassical economics, were more than just an assault on the state it was also an assault to the market. (Essay: Estudos Avançados). A slightly modified version, “Economics: an assault on the state”, has been published in Challenge, 53 (5), September 2010: 57-77.
2009. Nation and civil society are forms of politically organized societies, the state, the central institution, and the nation-state the basic territorial-political unity that the Capitalist Revolution originated. This article orginated “Estado, estado-nação e Revolução Capitalista” (2010). (Discussion paper EESP/FGV 189)