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Starting Over: Brazil Since 1985
Brazil has undergone transformative change since the 1980s, from an authoritarian regime to a democratic society advancing on all fronts—political, social, economic, and diplomatic. In Starting Over, Albert Fishlow traces the evolution of this member of the BRICS group over the last twenty-five years and looks toward the future as the newly elected president, Dilma Roussef ...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published June 30th 2011 by Brookings Institution Press
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Though Eastern Europe and its dramatic change from a collection of oppressed Soviet satellites to (slowly) democratizing nations got much of the attention at the end of the Cold War, Latin America has also had a dramatic switch from authoritarianism to democratization. And no country has had as much success, or a rockier road to the present, than Brazil. With its opening of elections in 1985, Brazil has been growing stronger democratically and economically. This book examines Brazil since then b ...more