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Modern Brazil: A Very Short Introduction

Anthony W. Pereira

September 2020

ISBN: 9780198812081

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

Anthony Pereira introduces the country and idea of Brazil, from its depiction in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, to Brazil's colonial past, and the country's transformation from a poor agricultural outpost to an integral part of the 21st century global order. Throughout he considers the economic, political, and social challenges the country faces.

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Anthony Pereira introduces the country and idea of Brazil, from its depiction in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, to Brazil's colonial past, and the country's transformation from a poor agricultural outpost to an integral part of the 21st century global order. Throughout he considers the economic, political, and social challenges the country faces.

  • Introduces Brazil as a country, as well as an idea
  • Considers the economic, political, and foreign policy challenges facing Brazil today
  • Covers some of the major features of the country's transformation from a poor agricultural outpost to an integral part of the 21st century global order
  • Includes material on the 2018 elections, in which a polarized and disgruntled electorate voted for a wide-open field of candidates
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Anthony W. Pereira, Brazil Institute, King's College London

Anthony W. Pereira is a Professor and Director of the Brazil Institute at King's College London. He has held positions at the New School for Social Research, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Tulane University, and the University of East Anglia. He has been a visiting professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco and a visiting researcher at the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo. He is the author and co-author of many books including Ditadura e Repressão (Paz e Terra, 2010), The Brazilian Economy Today: Towards a New Socio-Economic Model? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and Understanding Contemporary Brazil (Routledge, 2018). He is an occasional commentator on Brazil for the BBC, CNN, France 24, The Conversation, and other media organisations.

Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Introduction
    1:The Vargas era and its legacy
    2:Dictatorship and repression
    3:Rich country, poor people: economic challenges
    4:Development or decay? Citizenship and political representation
    5:Brazil and the multipolar world
    Conclusion
    Further reading
    Glossary
    Index

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