The Politics of Social Security in Brazil

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

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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James Malloy

James M. Malloy is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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