Controversies about History, Development and Revolution in Brazil is a critical exploration of the history of Brazilian economic thought in the light of the country’s own historical and political development. Editors Maria Malta, Jaime León, Carla Curty and Bruno Borja present an analytical interpretation of the facts, which reveals the power of debates constructing a genuinely Brazilian contribution to world economic thought on development, democracy, history, dependency, and revolution.
Resulting from 10 years of collective research, this book incorporates a new methodological proposal stemming from the strength and resilience of public research financed by the Brazilian people in quest of their own formative interpretation.
Contributors are: Bruno Borja, Carla Curty, Filipe Leite, Jaime León, Maria Malta, Larissa Mazolli, Alfredo Saad-Filho, and Wilson Vieira.
Maria Malta is Professor at the Political Economy Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and coordinator of the Laboratory of Marxist Studies (LEMA / UFRJ / UFRRJ). Her research areas include history of economic thought, critique of political economy and history of economic and social thought in Brazil.
Jaime León is Professor at the Political Economy Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and researcher at the Laboratory of Marxist Studies (LEMA / UFRJ / UFRRJ). His research areas include Brazilian socio-economic formation, democracy and racial issues. He is also a member of the Florestan Fernandes Study Group (GEFF).
Carla Curty is Professor at the Três Rios Institute, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). She is also researcher at the Laboratory of Marxist Studies (LEMA / UFRJ / UFRRJ) and the Marxist Collective (MAR / UFRRJ). Her research areas include history of economic thought, critique of political economy and history of economic and social thought in Brazil and Latin America.
Bruno Borja is Professor at the Multidisciplinary Institute of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ). He is also researcher at the Marxist Collective (MAR / UFRRJ) and at the Laboratory of Marxist Studies (LEMA / UFRJ / UFRRJ). His research areas include political economy of culture and Latin American economic and social thought.
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Notes on Contributors
Introduction and Warning to the Reader
Bruno Borja, Carla Curty, Jaime León and Maria Malta
part 1 How to Tell the History – Method, Thought and Versions in Dispute
1 Methodological Elements for the Organization of the History of Brazilian Economic Thought The Approach Of Controversies Carla Curty and Maria Malta
2 Interpreters of Brazil Influences on the Origin of Brazilian Economic Thought Carla Curty, Maria Malta and Bruno Borja
3 Controversy on the Economic History of Brazil Roberto Simonsen, Caio Prado Jr. and Celso Furtado Bruno Borja
part 2 Revolution, Development and Democracy: The Story of a Brazil That Could Have Been
4 Revisiting the Origins of the Controversy on the Brazilian Revolution A Debate between Octavio Brandão, Mario Pedrosa and Lívio Xavier Filipe Leite Pinheiro
5 Visions of the Brazilian Revolution Nelson Werneck Sodré, Caio Prado Jr and Florestan Fernandes Bruno Borja, Carla Curty and Jaime León
6 Underdevelopment and Dependency An Analysis of Celso Furtado’s Thought and Its Approach to Dependency Theory Wilson Vieira
7 Seeds of Brazilian Underdevelopment A Controversy on Property, Labor Force and Production Larissa Mazolli Veiga and Maria Malta
8 Restricted Democracy, Mass Democracy and the Crisis of the New Republic
Jaime León and Maria Malta
All interested in Brazilian history and Brazilian history of economic and social thought, and anyone concerned with debates on development, social revolution, democracy and dependency.