Brazil : the Troubled Rise of A Global Power

Brazil : the Troubled Rise of A Global Power

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Experts believe that Brazil, the worlds 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 nations still abundant problemsan inefficient state, widespread corruption, dysfunctional politics, and violent crime in its citiesalongside its achievements to provide a fully rounded portrait of a vibrant country about to take a commanding position on the world stage.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016, 2014
ISBN: 9780300165609
0300165609
9780300216974
Branch Call Number: 981 REID
Characteristics: xii, 334 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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JCLMaryanaK Jun 05, 2018

Michael Reid, a journalist for THE ECONOMIST, makes a thorough examination of Brazil's strengths and weaknesses as an up-and-coming superpower. Although informative and interesting, the material was presented in a dense and dry style. I was hoping it would read a bit more like literary nonfiction.

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benstone08
Jan 06, 2015

excellent overview of Brazil's economic history, with a focus on post dictatorships developments. Great introduction for someone somewhat novice to Brazil but interested in the economic potential of this perennially arriving nation. very readable, strong analysis though tilted towards "The economist" style free market bromides

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StarGladiator
Sep 24, 2014

I'm sure, since the author works for The Economist, he mentioned Operation Brother Sam and Brazil during the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration? Just kidding, of course he didn't.

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roystreet
Sep 24, 2014

Reid has digested a vast range of information. Very readable and authoritative.

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