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The Brazilian Crisis: Corruption, Neoliberalism, and the Primary Sector

Anthony Pahnke


In discussing the Brazilian situation, it is easy to focus on the dramas of individual politicians and institutions. But to look only at this level of the crisis is to ignore the deeper economic conditions that have driven the country's politics to the edge.… The deeper contradiction, however, lies with the natural-resource economy, in which government revenue and social spending require royalties that are controlled by a small, unaccountable elite…. The left's only viable response…is to demand a radical restructuring of the primary sector and a reinvigorated opposition to neoliberalism.


Democracy; Political Economy; Movements

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