For decades F. H. Cardoso has been among the most influential of Latin American scholars, his writings on globalization, dependency, and politics having reached a world-wide audience. This book, the third by Cardoso to appear in English, is the first to incorporate essays written during his tenure as President of Brazil. The transformation of Cardoso's economic and political approach is nowhere better documented than in this broad-ranging collection of writings that span Cardoso's early theoretical work through his pragmatic aga for Brazil in a rapidly changing world economy. The book also traces the development of one of the world's leading intellectuals who took theory into the atena of policy when he became head of state.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso was president of Brazil from 1995D2002. His previously translated books include Dependency and Development in Latin America and The New Global Economy in the Information Age: Reflections on Our Changing World. Mauricio A. Font is professor of sociology at Queens College CUNY, and director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.