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Neoliberalism in Brazil: An analysis from the viewpoint of the current situation

Hernan Ramirez ()
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Hernan Ramirez: Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Brazil)

PSL Quarterly Review, 2019, vol. 72, issue 289, 117-134

Abstract: The article analyzes the development of neoliberal thinking in Brazil. The Brazilian experience of neoliberalism is far from the idea of a single discourse and goes beyond a mere external implantation. Rather, it possesses complex nuances. Our analysis starts from the first signs of neoliberalism, going through a period of institutional rooting, with the first public policies that bear that imprint, followed by what is known as its apogee. In this latter phase a more orthodox, hegemonic current was established. The article aims to show both the general neoliberal confluences in the countries of the Southern cone of Latin America and the particularities at the national level of Brazil. These particularities are linked to a more European current of neoliberalism, particularly the Austrian school, and are characterized by institutional breaks and internal regionalisms.

Keywords: Brazil; neoliberalism; think tanks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B25 H11 N16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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