Brazil 1960-1990 : structures of power and processes of change /
Sofia Friedman.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2003.
[xviii], 118 p. ; 23 cm.
0761825452 (pbk. : alk. ppr.)
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Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2003.
0761825452 (pbk. : alk. ppr.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [101]-105) and index.
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Long Description
This book examines the social and economic conditions in Brazil, when the military came to power, implanting an economic model for rapid development, which resulted in a severe increase in hunger and poverty. The slow retreat of the military regime from the state apparatus and the rise of civil society reacting to declining living conditions led to the articulation of the 'Movement Against Hunger' and the foundation of the National Food Security Council.
Main Description
The book examines the social and economic conditions at the time the military came to power in Brazil and implanted an economic model for rapid development, which resulted in drastic changes in the lives of millions of people with the severe increase of hunger and poverty.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Theoretical Approach to the Study of Structures of Power and Processes of Change
Approach: The Systems Perspectivep. 3
Theoretical Approachp. 3
Systems Theoryp. 5
The Origins and Attributes of Systems Theoryp. 8
The Field and Focus of Studyp. 18
On Applying the Theoretical Perspectivep. 34
Food Insecurity in Brazil: Food and Agricultural Policies and Social Reaction during the 1964-1985 Military Regime
Historical Background: Factors that Influenced the Formulation of Food and Agricultural Policiesp. 53
The Period of Economic Expansion, 1964-1973p. 53
The Period of Economic Contraction, 1974-1985p. 55
The Impact of Food and Agricultural Policies on the Brazilian Social Structurep. 59
An Overview of Agriculturep. 59
Agricultural Productionp. 59
Regional Patterns of Food Productionp. 60
Changes in Agricultural Productionp. 61
Changes in the Agrarian Social Structurep. 62
Food and Agricultural Policiesp. 63
Agricultural Policiesp. 63
Food Policiesp. 64
The Rise of Civil Societyp. 67
Grassroots Networksp. 70
Grassroots Movementsp. 73
Neighborhood Associationsp. 73
Christian-Based Communitiesp. 74
The Rise of the Middle Sectorsp. 75
The Formation of the Instituto Brasileiro de Analises Sociais e Economicas (IBASE)p. 77
The Nature and Purpose of IBASEp. 78
Structure of the Institutep. 78
Activities of the Institutep. 79
Informational Activitiesp. 80
Normative Activitiesp. 80
IBASE as a Networkp. 81
Linkage Mechanismsp. 82
At the International Level: Communicationsp. 82
At the National Level: Betinho, the National Articulatorp. 82
IBASE Multilevel Operationsp. 85
At the Local Level: Organizer of the Movement Against Hungerp. 85
Characteristics of the Movement Against Hungerp. 86
Operationalization of the Movement Against Hungerp. 88
At the National Level: Articulator of the National Food Security Councilp. 91
The Formation of the National Food Security Council (CONSEA)p. 91
The First National Conference on Food Securityp. 93
At the International Level: Promoter of International Cooperationp. 95
Linkages with International Nongovernmental Organizationsp. 95
Conclusionp. 97
Referencesp. 101
Indexp. 107
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