Building Democracy in Brazil

The Politics of Constitutional Change, 1985–95

  • Authors
  • Javier Martínez-Lara

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Javier Martínez-Lara
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Actors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. The Making of the Constitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Javier Martínez-Lara
      Pages 91-124
  5. Conclusion

    1. Javier Martínez-Lara
      Pages 190-202
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-238

About this book


Building Democracy in Brazil is an empirical analysis of the constitution-making process that Brazil underwent in the 1980s as it moved from an authoritarian military regime to a democratic civilian government. The study explores the institutional and political context from which the process departed as well as the choices of the key social and political actors. It then examines in depth the different stages of the constitutional elaboration.


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