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Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change

Lee J. Alston, Marcus André Melo, Bernardo Mueller, and Carlos Pereira


Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the economy has rebounded dramatically. How did this nation become an emerging power? This book looks at the factors behind why this particular country has successfully progressed up the economic development ladder. The book examines the roles of beliefs, leadership, and institutions in the elusive, critical transition to sustainable development. Analyzing t ... More

Keywords: Brazil, emerging power, economic development, social inclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691162911
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691162911.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee J. Alston, author
University of Indiana Bloomington

Marcus André Melo, author
Federal University of Pernambuco

Bernardo Mueller, author
University of Brasília