The Political Construction of Brazil

2017. An encompassing analysis of Brazil’s society, economy and politics since the Independence. A national-dependent interpretation. Three historical cycles of the relation state-society: State and Territorial Integration Cycle (1822-1929), Nation and Development Cycle (1930-1977) and Democracy and Social Justice Cycle (1977-2010). Crisis since then. (Book: Lynne Rienner Publishers)

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Macroeconomia Desenvolvimentista

2016. With José Luis Oreiro e Nelson Marconi. Our more complete analysis of Developmental Macroeconomics – the central economic theory within New Developmentalism. (book)

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Capitalismo e modernidade


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The two forms of capitalism: developmentalism and economic liberalism

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)



Rentier-financier capitalism

2018. Rentiers, the inheritors of the entrepreneurs, and financiers, a special type of technobureaucrats, are the fuling classes in contemporary capitalism; neoliberalism is their ideology. The financiers manage the wealth of the idle rentiers and act as organic intellectuals of this very narrow class coalition. (Paper to be published)



Afinal, a estagnação secular do capitalismo?

2018. Survey of the recent debate on the secular stagnation of capitalism, in special, Robert J. Gordon, The Rise and Fall of American Growth. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.



Secular stagnation in the framework of rentier-financier capitalism and globalization

2017. Rentier-financier capitalism is in economic crisis since 2008 and in political crisis since 2016. The secular stagnation issue was brought again to the fore, in so far as capitalism turned again liberal (instead of developmental) since 1980. But it is more likely that rich countries will face low growth, financial instability, and increasing inequality, unless they are able to criticize economic liberalism. (Paper for Berlin conference)



The political crisis of globalization

2016. National solidarity, first, and social-democracy, later on, have mitigated Capitalist exploitation. The demise of these two institutions led global capitalism to the present political crisis. (essay)



Depois do capitalismo financeiro-rentista, mudança estrutural à vista?

2016. The Brexit, Donald Trump's election and the rise of the extreme right express the political crisis of globalization. National solidarity, first, and social-democracy, later on, have mitigated Capitalist exploitation. The demise of these two institutions led global capitalism to the present political crisis. (Paper: Novos Estudos)



Por que o sistema financeiro tornou-se tão poderoso?

2016. A key source of the power of the financial sector in all countries is the importance that macroeconomic policy assumed in the last 50 years, and the fact that this sector hires at least 80% of the macroeconomists. (Article, Jornal dos Economistas)



Reconstruir a esperança

2015. Speech receiving the Juca Pato trophee and the tittle of "intelectual of the year 2014" from the Brazilian Union of Writers.



Um terceiro desenvolvimentismo na história?

2015. O liberalismo econômico demonstrou mais uma vez não ter condições de garantir crescimento satisfatório e estabilidade financeira, ao buscar coordenar as economias modernas.



Capital e organização no capitalismo tecnoburocrático

2014. Technobureaucratic or professionals' capitalism are adequate names to identify today's capitalism. It is a mixed social formation, where two relations of production - capital and organization - are present. (Paper: Tempo Social)



Modernidade neoliberal

2014. A critical survey of the recent analysis of modernity. Major sociologists take as modernity what is, rather, expressions of the recent and failed neoliberal distortion of democratic capitalism. (Paper: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais)



Inequality and the phases of capitalism

2013. How did inequality vary along the history of capitalism? Which were the phases, and the role of technical progress? Why inequality increased since the 1980s in rich countries? (Paper in Forum for Social Economics)



The hegemony constraints in the neoliberal years of capitalism

2013. The neoliberal policy regime was defined by economic, political and "hegemony" constraints, but while not complying with first two implies malfunctioning of the system, the non compliance of hegemony constraints just means that the interest of the neoliberal class coalition were not served. (Paper in edited book)



A cultura do egoísmo na modernidade

2013. Qual o preço que é preciso pagar pela modernidade? Castoriadis, Lasch, Ignatieff, Loniztsa e Birman respondem. (Small paper)



Five models of capitalism

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.



As duas fases da história e as fases do capitalismo

2011. The capitalist revolution is a major economic and social change that divides the history of mankind in two parts, as it opens room to development. Capitalist development, on its hand, follows a number o phases or stages. (Paper: Crítica e Sociedade)



Cinco modelos de capitalismo

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



The global financial crisis, neoclassical economics, and the neoliberal years of capitalism

2010. The 2008 financial crisis signaled the end of 30 Neoliberal Years of Capitalism. It was caused by the deregulation promoted by the neoliberal ideology justified "scientifically" by neoclassical economics. Paper (Revue de la Régulation).



A crise financeira global e depois: um novo capitalismo?

2010. The 2008 financial crisis was caused by the deregulation promoted by neoliberal and financialized capitalism with the support of neoclassical economics. (Paper: Novos Estudos Cebrap).



A dupla conversão: do ideal socialista ao estatismo e deste ao capitalismo

2010. On the opportunity of the 100 years of the Soviet Revolution, I include in the first page of this site this paper. In argues that the socialist revolution turned first statist, and, second, capitalist. (Paper: Revista USP).



The global financial crisis and a new capitalism?

2009. The 2008 financial crisis was caused by the deregulation promoted by neoliberal and financialized capitalism with the support of neoclassical economics. (Paper: Journal of Post Keynesian Economics)



Construindo o Estado Republicano

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)



Dominação financeira e sua crise no quadro do capitalismo do conhecimento e do Estado democrático social

2008. The present global economic crisis happens in a finance based and knowledge capitalism where bright private technobureaucrats formed in the best MBAs enriched. (Estudos Avançados). Spanish version available



La dominacion financiera y su crisis

2008. The present global economic crisis happens in a finance based and knowledge capitalism where bright private technobureaucrats formed in the best MBAs enriched. (Umbrales de América del Sur). Versão disponível em Português



Fé, política e o retrocesso conservador (Estadão, 11.5.08)

2008. The 1968 Student Revolution represented the end, not the beginning, of a major post-war social and political change. After, the world experienced a conservative counter-revolution. Article O Estado de S.Paulo.



Depois das revoluções utópicas

2006. After the 1960s utopic revolutions the student and the Latin America Catholic Church revolutions, the world experiences a conservative and cynical neo-liberal counter-revolution. Preface to As Revoluções Utópicas dos anos 1960



Globalization, nation-state and catching up

2008. In globalization, although nation-states are more interdependent, they are also more strategic. A econometric study confirms that. (Paper published in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy)



Nacionalismo no centro e na periferia do capitalismo

2008. Nationalism is a major ideology of capitalism together with liberalism, socialism, efficientism and ambientalism. It is the ideology of the nation and of economic development. When radical, or ethnic, it is dreadful. (Paper: Revista Estudos Avançados (- da USP))



Globalização e estado-nação

2007. In globalization, although nation-states are more interdependent, they are also more strategic. A econometric study confirms that. In 2008 the English version of this paper was published in the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy. (Discussion Paper)



Um outro capitalismo (Folha, 17.10.05)

2005. Competion coming from developing countries constrains social policy in the rich ones, but this does not hinder that Europe, differently from the US, keeps its social capitalism.(article: Folha de S.Paulo)



Capitalismo dos técnicos e democracia

2005. The rise of the professional middle class, knowledge as the new strategic factor of production, and democracy. English version available. (Paper: Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais)



A contra-revolução do nosso tempo

2005. After the revolutionary 60s we see a conservative counter-revolution. The causes behind. (Essay to be published)



Professionals capitalism and democracy

2004. The rise of the professional middle class, knowledge as the new strategic factor of production, and the implications for democracy. The correspondent concept of capital.Portuguese version available.(Paper in book honoring J. K. Galbraith).



Sociedade e Estado em Transformação (coletânea)

1999. Edited book with Jorge Wilheim and Lourdes Sola. Major social scientists analyse the recent transformation of the world society, and its effects on the state. (Edited book: Editora UNESP).



Um novo Estado para a América Latina

1998. After the 1980s' crisis, the main task in Latin America is to rebuild state capacity. (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP)



Memorandum on Models of Capitalism and Democracy

1994. What kind of model of capitalism should Latin America adopt? The American model or a combination of the Japanese and the European social-democratic model? (Note: not published)



Colapso da modernização ou crise do estado?

1993. Robert Kurz wrongly predicts capitalisms colapse, not understanding that what we have is just a crisis of the state. (Review of Robert Kurz, O Colapso da Modernização, in Novos Estudos Cebrap)



Technobureaucratic Capitalism (eBook)

1990. A summing up of my ideas on technobureaucracy and capitalism. (eBook)



Technobureaucratic Capitalism

1990. The rise of technobureaucracy or the professional middle class: in capitalism, sharing power with the bourgeoisie in the Soviet Union and other comand economies, as the ruling class. It is revised translation of A Sociedade Estatal e a Tecnoburocracia (1981) with the adition of the paper "Social Classes and Strata in Contemporary Capitalism". (Book unpublished: fully available here.)



Política Social, Consumo Social e Luta de Classes

1981 Inequality is very much associated to wage differences. The social state and the social consumption that it provides is an efficient form of reducing inequality. Debate with Paul Singer (Lecture)



A Sociedade Estatal e a Tecnoburocracia

1981. The rise of technobureaucracy or the professional middle class. In capitalism, sharing power with the bourgeoisie in Soviet Union and other comand economies, as the ruling class. Collected papers. (Book: Editora Brasiliense)



Notas introdutórias ao modo tecnoburocrático ou estatal de produção

1977. o the emergence of the new middle class - the technobureaucratic or professional middle class - corresponds a new relation of production, the organization, and a new mode of production: the technobureaucratic or state mode of production. French version available. (Paper: Estudos CEBRAP)



As Revoluções Utópicas dos Anos 60

1972/2006. Two essays on the 1960s' utopic revolutions: the 1968 student revolution, and the poltical revolution of the Catholic Church. Introduction to the third edition on "The counter-revolution of our time". (Book: Editora 34 3rd. edition of 1972 book)



Tecnoburocracia e Contestação

1972. Three essays: the student revolution, the political revolution in the Catholic Church, particularly in Latin America, and the world emergence of the new professional middle class. (Book: Editora Vozes).



A Emergência da Tecnoburocracia

1972. A new social class - technobureaucracy or the new middle class - emerged in capitalist societies. (Essay) Escaneado from the book, Tecnoburocracia e Contestação).



A revolução estudantil

1968. The student revolution will transform the capitalist society. It is a middle class, intellectual and utopian revolution. (Essay in Tecnoburocracia e Contestação)



Esboço de uma Ideologia Comum das Sociedades Industriais Modernas

1959. My first paper at Getulio Vargas Foundation. Despite major conflicts, in a higher level of abstraction industrial societies share a common ideology. (Published only here)




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