Category: Artigos

Política Social e Desenvolvimento

Uma agenda política propositiva deve trazer a política social para o primeiro plano do modelo de desenvolvimento, e tratá-la não apenas como uma agenda de transferências de renda, mas principalmente como um instrumento de expansão da infraestrutura social e de garantia de direitos sociais, na direção proposta pelo livro organizado por Ana Fonseca e Eduardo Fagnani.

Rebellion in Brazil

André Singer Social and Political Complexion of the June Events Several days into the wave of protests that gripped Brazil in mid-2013, I began to hear people referring to the demonstrations—half-joking, half-seriously—as our ‘June Days’. Marx, of course, described the…

New Masses?

Rising middle class represented the vanguard of capitalist development in nineteenth century Euro-America; no longer. Finance capital and the multi-national corporations have long since usurped that role. Instead, the middle classes have to take sides in sharply polarized societies, either with the oligarchs against the poor, or with the people against the oligarchs.

21ST Century Welfare

Latin America has long served as a proving ground for economic and political experiments that later acquire a global reach: the shock therapy of neoliberalism was followed by structural adjustment programmes that were visited on debt-stricken states across the continent in the 1980s, before being rolled out in Africa and elsewhere.

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