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Democracy and growth in pre-industrial countries
This paper distinguishes three types of countries (rich, middle-income, and pre-industrial) and focus on the latter, which, in contrast to the other two, didn’t complete their industrial and capitalist revolutions. Can ...
Transição, consolidação democrática e revolução capitalista
(Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos (IESP) da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 2011)
Democracy only became the preferred form of government in the 20th century. The new historical fact that led to the change in preference was the capitalist revolution, which changed the mode of appropriation of the surplus, ...
A construção política do estado
In the relations between society and the state, the two forms of politically organized societies – the nation and civil society – play a key role, as also do class coalitions and political pacts. The relation between both ...
Interesse, ideologia & incompetência: a guerra do Iraque e o segundo consenso de Washington
All social science schools have a common assumption: self-interest is the central variable explaining human behavior in society. In contemporary societies a second variable is turning increasingly relevant when one is ...
Democracy and the capitalist revolution
Democracy became the preferred regime only in the twentieth century. In order to understand this, just a rational choice method is not enough. The author searches for the new historical fact that led to this preference ...