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Negotiating Democracy in Brazil: The Politics of Exclusion Bernd Reiter

Negotiating Democracy in Brazil: The Politics of Exclusion

Bernd Reiter

Published January 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781935049029
Hardcover
171 pages
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Do societal inequalities limit the effectiveness of democratic regimes? And if so, why? And how?Addressing this question, Bernd Reiter focuses on the role of societal dynamics in undermining democracy in Brazil.Reiter explores the ways in whichMoreDo societal inequalities limit the effectiveness of democratic regimes? And if so, why? And how?Addressing this question, Bernd Reiter focuses on the role of societal dynamics in undermining democracy in Brazil.Reiter explores the ways in which race, class, and gender in Brazil structure a society that is deeply divided between the included and the excluded and where much of the population falls into the latter category. Tracing the mechanisms of the profound cultural resistance to genuine democratization that he finds dominant among the elite, his theoretically and empirically rich analysis offers an alternative way of understanding both the nature of Brazilian democracy and the democratization process throughout Latin America.