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The future of Brazil

3 December 2008



Professor Nicola Miller (UCL History)

The old joke about Brazil is that it is the country of the future, and always will be.  There are signs, however, that the Brazilian economy is finally achieving the stability necessary for it to fulfil its potential.  What is particularly intriguing is that this has happened under the leadership of Lula, the former print-worker, union leader and founder of the innovative Workers’ Party, who is now in his second term as elected president of Brazil.  To what extent is it possible for a radical politician to deliver on commitments to the poor in the context of a global neo-liberal agenda? 

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