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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Sociedade civil


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Estado, estado-nação e formas de intermediação social

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)



Nação, sociedade civil, Estado e estado-nação: uma perspectiva histórica

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)



Nação, Estado e Estado-nação

2008. Three basic definitions nations are a form of politically organized society that emerges with capitalism the state, the law system and the organization that enforces it the nation-state, the basic territorial-political unity in capitalism. Note only in this site



Cultura, democracia y reforma del Estado

1999. The crisis of the state brought back the market and its perverse effects on culture and democracy. It is time to rebuild the state and assign to it the role of supporting cultural manifestation hapening in public non-state sphere of society. Portuguese version available. (Paper in edited book)*



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).



Entre o Estado e o mercado: o público não-estatal

1999. Com Nuria Cunill Grau. Between the state and the market there is the public non-state sector, which includes either service or social accountability organizations. Spanish version available.(Paper in edited book)*



Sociedade civil: sua democratização para a reforma do estado

1999. As the democracy advances, civil society and its organizations get also more democratic, and their power in making politicians and bureaucrats accountable increases. (Paper in edited book by Bresser-Pereira, Wilheim and Sola)



O contrato social ausente

1998. With Yoshiaki Nakano. It is misleading to attribute economic difficulties to politicians and bureaucrats, since incompetent and self-interest policies decided by economists are also responsible. This is more so when the country misses an effective social contract. English version available. (Paper in Estado e Sociedade). This is an improved version of "A origem política dos problemas econômicos" (1995).



The missing social contract

1998. With Yoshiaki Nakano. It is misleading to attribute economic difficulties to politicians and bureaucrats, since incompetent and self-interest policies decided by economists are also responsible. This is more so when the country misses an effective social contract. Portuguese version available. (Paper in edited book by Ducatenzeiler and Oxhorn)



Entre el Estado y el mercado: lo público no-estatal

1998. Com Nuria Cunill Grau. Between the state and the market there is the public non-state sector, which includes either service or social accountability organizations. Portuguese version available.(Paper in book edited by Bresser-Pereia & Cunil Grau)*



Lo Público No-Estatal en la Reforma del Estado (Coletânea)

1998. Edited book with Nuria Cunill Grau. Essays on public non-state or civil society organizations and the 1995 Brazilian Public Management Reform. Portuguese version available. (CLAD/Editorial Paidós)



O público não-estatal

1995. Public non-state organizations are essential in the reform of the state performing either social and scientific services (social organizations) or social accountability roles. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo)



Estado, sociedade civil e legitimidade democrática

1995. The concept of state and the main theories. The role of civil society in assuring democratic legitimacy to the state. English version available. (Paper: Lua Nova)*



State, civil society and democratic legitimacy

1995. The concept of state and the main theories. The role of civil society in assuring democratic legitimacy to the state. Portuguese version available. (Paper: published only in Portuguese)



1980-1981: A revolução autogestionária na Polônia

1982. Paper on the Solidarinosc revolution in Poland written after a visit to the country. The perspective of self-management after statist domination. (Paper: Revista de Administração de Empresas)




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