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August 1979
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The Politics of Social Security in Brazil
Malloy, James
This study follows the progressive evolution of social insurance policy from 1889 to 1979, through four alternating periods of democratic and authoritarian governments.

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James M. Malloy is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.
“For those interested in Luso-Brazilian topics this is an informative and well-researched monograph on the evolution of Brazil's social security system. . . . which traces the evolution of social services in Brazil from their inception to the present by relating them to wider developments in that country's politics and society.”—Luso-Brazilian Review

“Malloy focuses on the state, and the way in which governing elites used social insurance policy to achieve political aims. . . . Well argued and concise, this book is a relief from narrow technical studies.”—International Social Security Review

“Malloy blends two perspectives to interpret what he finds-one economic, the other political. . . . Very readable and stimulating.”—Latin American Research Review

“James M. Malloy has written an insightful and interesting analysis of the relationship between the state and society in Brazil, as viewed through the evolution of the country's social insurance system.”—American Political Science Review

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Pitt Latin American Series
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Brazil has one of the most elaborate social security systems in Latin America. This study follows the progressive evolution of social insurance policy from 1889 to 1979, through four alternating periods of democratic and authoritarian governments: oligarchic democracy, organic authoritarianism, populist democracy, and bureaucratic authoritarianism.
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