Brazil: The Troubled Rise Of A Global Power by Michael ReidBrazil: The Troubled Rise Of A Global Power by Michael Reid

Brazil: The Troubled Rise Of A Global Power

byMichael Reid

Paperback | January 12, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 105 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


A knowledgeable appreciation of a complex, vital South American giant, destined to be one of the world’s premier economic powers

Experts believe that Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country and its seventh largest economy, will be one of the most important global powers by the year 2030. Yet far more attention has been paid to the other rising behemoths Russia, India, and China. Often ignored and underappreciated, Brazil, according to renowned, award-winning journalist Michael Reid, has finally begun to live up to its potential, but faces important challenges before it becomes a nation of substantial global significance.
After decades of military rule, the fourth most populous democracy enjoyed effective reformist leadership that tamed inflation, opened the country up to trade, and addressed poverty and other social issues, enabling Brazil to become more of an essential participant in global affairs. But as it prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Olympics, Brazil has been rocked by mass protest. This insightful volume considers the nation’s still abundant problems—an inefficient state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics, and violent crime in its cities—alongside its achievements to provide a fully rounded portrait of a vibrant country about to take a commanding position on the world stage.
Michael Reid is The Economist’s Latin American columnist. He lived in Brazil from 1996 to 1999 and has been a frequent visitor since.
Title:Brazil: The Troubled Rise Of A Global PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 12, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300216971

ISBN - 13:9780300216974

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book, highly recommended I read this book at the Dubai Mall in the UAE in a couple sittings at the Kinokuniya bookstore. Thoroughly captivating, it is often difficult to find quality scholarship of this magnitude elsewhere because of the lack of a Portuguese-English journalist or author. The Economist correspondent does very well here.
Date published: 2017-12-31

Editorial Reviews

“This compelling account of the country’s history . . . represents the most thoughtful and balanced recent assessment of Brazil’s enormous triumphs and crushing failures, and of what lies ahead.”—Peter Hakim, Foreign Affairs