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Faculty Book: Mauricio Font

Mauricio Font

Transforming Brazil: A Reform Era in Perspective
(Rowman and Littlefield, 2003; 280 pp.)

Mauricio Font's Transforming Brazil: A Reform Era in Perspective provides an in-depth analysis of the changes unfolding in Brazil over the past 10 years. In the context of other transformations accelerating with democratization, these reforms are opening a new era in modern Brazil, as they reshape politics, the economy, social structures, and the country's role in global affairs. Initiated by sociologist Fernando Henrique Cardoso during his presidency (1995-2002), the reform agenda has been maintained to a surprising extent by new Brazilian president Lula da Silva, indicating substantial agreement on the reform process. This indicates the importance, relevance, and timing of Professor Font's analysis. Mauricio Font is professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, and director of The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.

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Submitted on: JUN 1, 2003

Category: Faculty Books | Sociology