The Political Right in Postauthoritarian Brazil Elites, Institutions, and Democratization
- List Price: $87.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr
- Publish date: 08/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780271020099
- ISBN10: 0271020091
In this book Power examines this cohort of civilian politicians, showing how they adapted to competitive politics after the 1985 regime transition and how their socialization to politics in the 1960s and 1970s shaped their initially negative attitudes toward institution building in the 1980s and 1990s -- with deleterious consequences for Brazil's fledgling democracy. Power's study sheds new fight on the paradoxes, tradeoffs, and drawbacks of conservative transitions to democracy.