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Unformatted text preview: BRAZIL Castelistas Military dictatorship 1964, castelistas rule 1964-1968 and again from 1974-1985 Clientelism A hierarchal exchange relationship between actors of different social status and wealth (ex: favelas) Conditional Cash Transfer Bolsa familia started by lula programs aim to reduce poverty by making welfare programs conditional upon the receivers' actions. The government only transfers the money to persons who meet certain criteria. These criteria may include enrolling children into public schools, getting regular check-ups at the doctor's office, receiving vaccinations , or the like. Dependency Theory Law of unequal exchange, wealthy countries will exploit underdeveloped nations, international capital promotes periphery to become poorer Getlio Vargas 1930, first republic, enforces labor laws, providing unemployment support, Estado Novo (1937) translates - new state, self-coup, authoritarian rule; thrown out of power in 1945 and commits suicide 1954 I MF International Military Fund, created after WWII, stabilized currency values to avoid world depression (after 1930s), lender of last resort, involvement with I MF means extreme economic measures, when a country is in severe need, I MF will loan money in an agreement that they will right the financial situation I tamar Franco Takes Fernando Collors position as president after resigns; july 1, 1994 beginning of Plano Real Jose Serra is a Brazilian politician, former minister, mayor of So Paulo and current Governor of So Paulo state . Law of Unequal Exchange As productivity in north increased, prices wouldnt diminish due to the development of unions to keep wages higher than would be, while in developing and foreign countries, unions ineffective As productivity in south increased, prices would go down (ex: rubber- brazil had corner of rubber market and excelled, rubber tree seeds taken to other countries, market fell)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2008 for the course PSCI 2012 taught by Professor Davidbrown during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07
- Comparative Politics