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The Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989

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In the 1980s, Brazil emerged from two decades of military dictatorship and embarked on an experiment in full democracy for the first time in the nation's history. Since then, Brazilians have sought to live up to the ideals of this experiment while negotiating dramatic economic and cultural transformations.

In The Throes of Democracy, Bryan McCann gives a panoramic view of t
Paperback, 174 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by Zed Books (first published September 15th 2008)
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A helpful broad survey of Brazil's history since stepping out the shadow of a military dictatorship. The author looks at government, the economy, development, natural resources, the environment, quality of life, culture, the arts, and the rise of the digital age. While he in some ways anticipates the Rousseff presidency, the book was written before the end of Lula's second term and so lacks this important next chapter. Likewise, by going into a bit too much detail with popular culture, many page ...more
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