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Author Hagopian, Frances.
Title Traditional politics and regime change in Brazil / Frances Hagopian.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Author Hagopian, Frances.
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Brazil.
Patron and client -- Brazil.
Authoritarianism -- Brazil.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1964-1985.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1985-
Description 1 online resource (xx, 317 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-305) and index.
Contents Tables and figures -- Glossary -- Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction: traditional politics, new authoritarianism -- Oligarchical power and traditional politics in Minas Gerais -- The modern political economy of traditional politics -- Bureaucratic-authoritarianism and the state elite -- Back to patronage: state clientelism in Minas Gerais -- Authoritarian politics and traditional elites -- The traditional political elite and the transition to democracy -- Conclusions: Brazilian authoritarianism and democratization in comparative perspective -- Appendix, The Minas elite -- Notes -- Bibliography.
Summary This 1996 book is about politics in Brazil during the military regime of 1964-85 and the transition to democracy. Unlike most books about contemporary Brazilian politics that focus on promising signs of change, this book seeks to explain remarkable political continuity in the Brazilian political system. It attributes the persistence of traditional politics and the dominance of regionally based, traditional political elites in particular to the manner in which the economic and political strategies of the military, together with the transition to democracy, reinforced the clientelistic, personalistic, and regional basis of state-society relations. The book focuses on the political competition and representation in the state of Minas Gerais.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 051100334X (electronic bk.)
9780511003349 (electronic bk.)
0521414296 (hc)
OCLC # 47009744
Additional Format Print version: Hagopian, Frances. Traditional politics and regime change in Brazil. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996 0521414296 (DLC) 95020453 (OCoLC)32666809

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