Crisis and Social Regression in Brazil

A New Moment of the Social Question

  • Roberto Véras de Oliveira

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roberto Véras de Oliveira
    Pages 1-14
  3. Roberto Véras de Oliveira
    Pages 15-31
  4. Roberto Véras de Oliveira
    Pages 33-58
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 59-63

About this book


This is the first book published in English to present a concise but panoramic overview of the social, economic and political roots of the current Brazilian crisis. By situating former president Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in the wider context of the historical struggle for social rights, citizenship and democracy in the country, the book provides a conceptual framework that will allow foreign readers to better understand the apparent contradiction of a rising regional power that all of a sudden entered in one of the worst economic, social and political crisis of its history.

This book will be of interest to a wide range of social scientists (such as sociologists, economists, historians and political scientists) interested in labor and citizenship issues in developing countries like Brazil, as well as for social agents (from the public and private spheres) with practical involvement with such issues, such as trade unionists, leaders and advisors of business organizations, policy-makers, politicians, NGO activists and technicians.  


Social crisis in Brazil Economic crisis in Brazil Political crisis in Brazil Impeachment Dilma Rousseff Workers’ Party (PT) Social question in Brazil Labor rights in Brazil Precarious work in Brazil Denial of social rights in Brazil Democratic transition in Brazil Interpretation of Brazilian society Citizenship in Brazil

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberto Véras de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Social Sciences DepartmentFederal University of ParaíbaJoão PessoaBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99401-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99402-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-6368
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6376
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