Brazil: Social Democratization and Political Democracy
This Work-in-Progress session will be in Spanish.
From the 1930s and perhaps mainly the 1940s, Brazil has been a country of strong authoritarian trends and institutional instability. The early years were ones of growth of state intervention in society and the economy, a broad process some sociologists call “democratization by authoritarian ways.” Currently, that process has arrived at a serious political crisis, aggravated by an extraordinary economic crisis. Indeed, some people think that we are living at the end of a great historical age. As is common in similar situations, there is also an atmosphere of fear about the great risks to political democracy in Brazil.
This profile was current as of 2018, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Francisco Correa Weffort (PhD, University of São Paulo), a distinguished scholar and public figure, returns to the Kellogg Institute for the fall 2017 semester as the Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development...