Brazil Under Lula: Economy, Politics, and Society under the Worker-President by J. LoveBrazil Under Lula: Economy, Politics, and Society under the Worker-President by J. Love

Brazil Under Lula: Economy, Politics, and Society under the Worker-President

EditorJ. Love

Hardcover | January 6, 2009

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This collection assesses the performance of Brazil’s Lula da Silva, the only working-class president in Latin American history, in his first term. The contributing scholars deal with Lula’s style of governance; the type of economic and social policies he adopted, in both their positive and negative aspects; the impact on regional inequalities; the administration’s treatment of agriculture and the environment; the nature of Lula’s foreign policy; and the Lula government’s place in the country’s long-term development.  This volume is composed of renowned economists and regional scientists, as well as political scientists and historians. 

Joseph L. Love is Professor of History Emeritus, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is interested in the history of economic ideas, policy, and performance in Brazil and in Latin America as a whole. A former director of Illinois’ Center for Latin American Studies, he is the author of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazilian Regionalis...
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Title:Brazil Under Lula: Economy, Politics, and Society under the Worker-PresidentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230608167

ISBN - 13:9780230608160

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE PROBLEMS THE LULA GOVERNMENT CONFRONTS IN POLITY AND ECONOMY * Political Reforms in Brazil under Lula: Current Problems and Possible Solutions--Jose Antonio Cheibub * The Roots of Brazil's Inequality and President Lula's Attempts to Overcome Them--Edmund Amann and W. Baer * PART II: THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS * Policy-Making in the First Term of the Lula Government--Jorge Vianna Monteiro * Brazil's Lack of Growth--J. Bezerra and T. Cavalcanti * PART III: SPECIFIC POLICY ISSUES * Regulation during the Lula Government--Bernardo Mueller & Andre Rossi de Oliveira * Exchange Rate Policy, Perception of Risk, and External Constraints in the Lula Administration--Donald Coes * Policy Networks and Truncated Policy Formation: A Study of Agricultural, Agrarian, and Environmental Policies in Lula's First Term--Charles Mueller * The Labor Policies of the Lula Government--Michael Hall * Brazil's Foreign Policy under Lula--Paulo Roberto de Almeida * PART IV: THE IMPACT OF PRESIDENT LULA'S SOCIAL PROGRAMS * Cash Transfer and the Needy: Is Allocation Equitable in Brazil?--Monica Haddad * A Report Card for Lula: Progress in Education During the First Lula Administration--Mary Arends-Kuenning * Brazil's Social Security System under the Lula Government--Maria Antonieta Leopoldi * PART V: REGIONAL GROWTH AND INCOME INEQUALITY * Neither Here nor There: Regionally Targeted Social Policy or Socially Targeted Regional Policy?: The First Four Years of the Lula Administration--Carlos Azzoni, Joaquim Guilhoto, Eduardo Haddad & Geoffrey Hewings * Regional Development Policies in Brazil: An Analysis of the Period 2003-2006--Ricardo Cavalcante * The Northeast under the Lula Government--Alexandre Rands Barros * PART VI: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES * The Lula Government in Historical Perspective--Joseph L. Love

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“Students will appreciate the sophistication and timeliness of the data and analyses."--A.B. Cochran, Choice"This collection responds to an immediate need for scholarly work in English assessing the first administration of President Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, a moderate Latin American leftist, democratically elected and re-elected to power.  Complementing Lula of Brazil: The Story So Far, this book offers a strong contribution to the field."--Edward A. "Ted" Riedinger, Professor and Head, Ohio State University Latin American Library Collection (former secretary to President Juscelino Kubistchek)