In This Review

Authoritarian Capitalism: Brazil's Contemporary Economic and Political Development
Authoritarian Capitalism: Brazil's Contemporary Economic and Political Development
Edited by Thomas Bruneau and Philippe Faucher
Westview Press, 1981, 272 pp

Eleven papers trace the role of the state, its relationship with society, and its interaction with the global system. Given the Brazilian bureaucratic-authoritarian system, the authors indicate some doubt whether the unequal distribution of benefits will permit further liberalization and opening up of political life, or whether at most an elitist or supervised democracy is in prospect.