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The Resource From inside Brazil : developments in a land of contrasts, Vinod Thomas

From inside Brazil : developments in a land of contrasts, Vinod Thomas

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From inside Brazil : developments in a land of contrasts
Title
From inside Brazil
Title remainder
developments in a land of contrasts
Statement of responsibility
Vinod Thomas
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The overarching theme of the book is development in a land of contrasts. There have been large economic, social, and political changes. The mass of society is far more expressive and politically involved today. In 1945, the country had 7.4 million voters, about 11 percent of the population. Today it has 120 million voters, or 67 percent of the population. The economy has been modernized, the capitalist ethos spread across regions, mass communication reached every part of the country, and basic education (though of varying quality) has become almost universal. Poverty has been reduced, but inequality remains extremely high. Moreover, the country has become more violent and prone to disorder. Meanwhile, the state has become weaker and less present where it should be present (in the slums and urban fringes), and more present where it should not be. The author captures remarkably well the transformations of the 1990s, when Brazil deepened its insertion into the global economy, opening to imports and to foreign direct investment on the one hand, and increasing its competitiveness on the other. This led to a great expansion of exports, and to the return of large trade surpluses, increasing considerably the share of trade in the country's gross domestic product. However, there is an unfinished agenda with two main imperatives. The first is the need to enter a new and sustainable growth cycle; the second concern is the reform agenda, especially the economic and institutional reforms that are highlighted by this book. Finally, social and environmental issues must remain a high priority
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digitized
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N$T
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Vinod
Dewey number
338.981
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HC187
LC item number
.T366 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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World Bank
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  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • Brazil
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Politics and government
  • Brazil
  • Brazilië
  • Wirtschaft
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Brasilien
  • Política econômica
  • Política e governo
  • Pobreza
  • Desenvolvimento econômico
  • Desigualdade de renda
  • Recursos naturais
  • Brasil (Desenvolvimento EconÔmico;Desenvolvimento Social)
  • Brasil (CondiÇÕes EconÔmicas)
  • Lutte contre la pauvreté
  • Développement socioéconomique
  • Ressources naturelles
  • Politique économique
  • Brésil
  • ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
  • ECONOMIC POLICY
  • POLITICAL CONDITIONS
  • BRAZIL
Label
From inside Brazil : developments in a land of contrasts, Vinod Thomas
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A world of difference -- Welfare -- Productivity -- Sustainability -- Institutions -- Quality -- Brazil's agenda
Control code
65196948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 153 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610373321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
978082136450
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65196948
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
From inside Brazil : developments in a land of contrasts, Vinod Thomas
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A world of difference -- Welfare -- Productivity -- Sustainability -- Institutions -- Quality -- Brazil's agenda
Control code
65196948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 153 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610373321
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
978082136450
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65196948
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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