“Democratic Brazil Revisited is that rare accomplishment, a sequel that improves upon the previous edition. Offering a treasure of new research, the contributors-leading experts of and from Brazil-critically examine the Lula government and the Workers' Party in power. Collectively, their essays illuminate the central paradoxes of contemporary Brazilian democracy: as democratic institutions grow stronger, voters more sophisticated, and economic performance and social policy outputs improve, civil society becomes more disillusioned and severe social, racial, and judicial inequalities persist. This book is an essential reference for every student of contemporary Brazilian politics.”
—Frances Hagopian, University of Notre Dame
“No matter what your field, Democratic Brazil Revisited is essential reading for understanding current trends in Brazil. Combining scholarly excellence with clear writing, Kingstone and Power have once again assembled some of the best research for portraying how one of the world's largest, most vibrant, yet most paradoxical democracies functions.”
—Kenneth P. Serbin, University of San Diego
About the Author
Peter Kingstone is associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of Crafting Coalitions for Reform: Business Preferences, Political Institutions, and Neoliberal Reform in Brazil; editor of Readings in Latin American Politics: Challenges to Democratization; and coeditor, with Timothy J. Power, of Democratic Brazil: Actors, Institutions, and Processes.
Timothy J. Power is University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies and Fellow of St. Cross College, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Political Right in Postauthoritarian Brazil: Elites, Institutions, and Democratization, and coeditor of Exporting Congress? The Influence of the U.S. Congress on World Legislatures.