Brazilian Democracy Facing Authoritarian Neoliberalism

Alfredo Saad-Filho


This article offers an interpretation of the election of Jair Bolsonaro as President of Brazil, based on the examination of its three political drivers. First the economic and political crisis of global neoliberalism, and their implications for developing countries. Second, the cycles of the Brazilian left, which culminated in the rise and decline of the Workers’ Party (PT). Third, the global rise of an authoritarian modality of neoliberalism in developing as well as advanced economies. The article concludes with an assessment of the strengths and fragilities of the Bolsonaro administration, and the challenges facing the Brazilian left.

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