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Power and Ideology in Brazil

Power and Ideology in Brazil

By Peter McDonough

Princeton University Press, 1981, 326 pp.

Thorough in treatment, this analysis is directed to the Brazilian power structure, the human elements comprising it, the ideologies of the elites, and the relationship of these to the distribution of power. The elites are seen as neither unideological nor as one-dimensional ideologues. Rather, they think in terms of several axes of political choice. These differences reflect specific institutional conflicts.