Brazil: A Political Analysis

In This Review

Brazil: A Political Analysis

By Peter Flynn
Westview Press, 1978
560 pp. $28.75
Purchase

Extending back to monarchical times, this lengthy review concludes that the preeminent influence in shaping Brazilian political institutions and in explaining the "bonapartist" intervention of the armed forces since 1964 has been the contention among social class interests. The author also finds that the post-1964 economic model and a repressive political system are linked, and that there is no necessary correlation between an authoritarian system and economic growth and control over inflation.