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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Social democracia e esquerda


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Reforma gerencial e legitimação do Estado Social

2017. Este artigo relaciona três fatos históricos novos após a II Guerra Mundial: o surgimento do estado social ainda nos anos 1940, sua contestação por uma ideologia neoliberal rentista e financista que se torna dominante a partir dos anos 1980, e a formulação e adoção da reforma gerencial como uma forma de legitimar o estado social ante o ataque que estava sofrendo, tornando a provisão dos seus grandes serviços sociais universais mais eficientes. English version available.



Managerial reform and legitimization of the social state

2017. A central objective of the 1995 Managerial Reform of the State was to turn more efficient the large social services, and so, legitimize the Social State defined in the 1988 Constitution. Paper Portuguese version available



Fidel Castro

26.11.2016. Fidel Castro was the great leader of the only socialist revolution in Latin America, but instead of socialism Cuba changed into an authoritarian but egalitarian statism.



Por uma ideia de nação (Valor, 08.04.11)

2011. Long interview on Bresser-Pereiras history and work, where he reafirms his economic nationalism and his social-democratic or center-to-the-left political allegiancies. (Interview of Maria Ines Nassif in Valor, 8/4/2011).



Democracia, Estado social e reforma gerencial

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.English version available. (Article: Revista de Administração de Empresas)



Democracy, social state and managerial reform

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)



Estado do bem-estar social e reforma gerencial

2007. Being much bigger than the Liberal State, the Democratic Social State required public management reform. On the other hand, the managerial reform legitimized the Social State.



Esquerda nacional e empresários na América Latina

2007. Businessmen may support a moderate left political party if this party is also national commited to national economic development. Spanish version available.(Paper Lua Nova)



El modelo estructural de gobernanza pública

2006. Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, No. 36, Portuguese version available.(Paper: International Public Management Review). English version available (Paper: Revista de Administração Pública).



O Paradoxo da Esquerda no Brasil

2006. Why does the center-left win elections in Brazil but does not govern? Probabbly because the gap between civil society, which actually holds power, and the people is large.Spanish version available. (Paper in Novos Estudos Cebrap)



La paradoja de la izquierda en Brasil

2006. Why does the center-left win elections in Brazil but does not govern? Probabbly because the gap between civil society, which actually holds power, and the people is large. (Paper in edited book). Portuguese version available.



Izquierda nacional y empresarios en América Latina

2006. Businessmen may support a moderate left political party if this party is also national commited to national economic development. Portuguese version available.(Paper Nueva Sociedad).



O paradoxo da esquerda (Folha, 08.01.06)

2006. In Brazil the left wins elections but does not govern. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo)



Os socialismos de Bobbio e Bresser-Pereira

Paulo Vannuchi (2004) "The socialisms of Bobbio and Bresser-Pereira". Paper in the Festricht of Bresser-Pereira, Em Busca do Novo. (Paper in edited book)



Democracia é Conflito (Folha, 10.08.03)

2003. Social conflict in inherent to democracy. (Article, Folha de S.Paulo, 10.8.2003)



Crise Économique et Réforme de l'État au Brésil

2002. Economic and political analysis of the crisis of the state from 1980 to 1995 in Brazil. Includes a critical introduction. Portuguese and English versions available. (Book: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme)



The New Left Viewed from the South

2001. To be left means to be ready to risk social order in behalf of justice. Historically the left moves as the political center cyclically moves from left to right and vice-versa. Portuguese version available. (In Anthony Giddens, ed. The Global Third Way Debate).



A nova esquerda: uma visão a partir do Sul

2000. To be left means to be ready to risk social order in behalf of social justice. Historically the left moves as the political center cyclically moves from left to right and vice-versa. The center is also different from country to country. The Third Way is the expression of a new left in a country where the center rather on the right. English version available. (Paper: Revista de Filosofia Política 2000)



Nova esquerda social-liberal em Berlim (Folha, 15.06.00)

2000. The new left is liberal because it believes in freedom and in market competition, but is ready to risk order in name of justice. (article: Folha de S.Paulo)



A new left in the South?

2000. The left in Latin America is identified with nationalism the region lacks a modern left. Policy-Network, www.policy-network.org/, December 2000.



A Nova Centro-Esquerda

1999. To be left means to be ready to risk social order in behalf of social justice. The new, social-liberal left, is critical of the old, technobureaucratic, left. (Note in Século XXI)



Reforma Social-Democrática (Folha, 17.10.97)

1997. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo)



Por um Partido Democrático, de Esquerda e Contemporâneo

1997. Discussing PSDB, the paper proposes a definition of what means to be left politically: it means to be able to risk social order in name of social justice. The right always privileges social order. (Paper: Lua Nova)



Crise Econômica e Reforma do Estado no Brasil

1996. The crisis of the state interpretation. Economic and political analysis of the crisis starting in 1980 in Latin America. English and French versions availalble. (Book: Editora 34)



Economic Crisis and State Reform in Brazil

1996. The 'crisis of the state interpretation'. Economic and political analysis of the crisis starting in 1980 in Latin America. Portuguese and French versions available. (Book: Lynne Rienner Publishers)



Populismo, neoliberalismo ou grande acordo nacional?

1994. Fernando Henrique Cardoso is not a neo-liberal; the Real Plan involves a major center-left political agreement. The objective is to strength the state. (Note: Monitor Público)



Economic reforms in new democracies: a social-democratic approach

1993. With José María Maravall and Adam Przeworski. The neoliberal economic reforms enacted by Latin Americas and Eastern Europes new democracies have proven inefficient and at times even ineffective. This derives both from a lack of political support and from the dogmatic orthodoxy adopted. This paper corresponds to the Introduction to the book Economic Reforms in New Democracies, 1993. Portuguese version available. (Paper in book by Bresser-Pereira, Maravall Przeworski).



A crítica da direita e da esquerda a um estado em crise

1992. The state is being criticized, on the right, by neoliberals, and on the left, by "logic of capital" Marxists. There is a cyclical aspect in it.(Paper: Lua Nova)



Crise e renovação da esquerda na América Latina

1990. The three versions of the old left (communist, social-democrat, and developmental) are in crisis because lack a growth strategy. Yet, a modern, social-democrataic, left is emerging. (Paper: Lua Nova)



Economic ideologies and the consolidation of democracy in Brazil

1989. The transition to democracy was an outcome of successful political popular-business pact, but mistaken ideoloiges originated in old nationalism and left populism, and on conservative clientelism, opportunism, social conservatism, monetarism, crude liberalism, and subordinated internationalism represent an obstacle to democratic consolidation and growth in Brazil. Portuguese version available. (Paper in book edited by Diane Ethier)



Economia conservadora e economia progressista

1985. From the assumption that Economics is ideologically conditioned, the author distinguishes a conservative from a progressist approach to economic theory and economic policy.(Lecture: Revista de Economia Política)*



Após a redemocratização

1977. The transition to democracy and, gradually, to socialism predicted on the basis of the rupture of the alliance of the bourgeoisie with the military technobureaucracy. (Paper: Contexto).



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)




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