To rethink the role of the state without being a neoliberal

Vol. 12 No. 1 (1992)

Jan-Mar / 1992
Published January 1, 1992
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How to Cite

Fiori, José Luís. 1992. “To Rethink the Role of the State Without Being a Neoliberal”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 12 (1):76-89.

To rethink the role of the state without being a neoliberal

José Luís Fiori
Do Instituto de Economia Industrial da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 12 No. 1 (1992), Jan-Mar / 1992, Pages 76-89


This article deals with some of the elements on the debate on the reform of the
Brazilian State, which is taking place at the present time. It takes it to account the Keynesian
origin of the contemporary interventionism and the trajectory of the implementation of
national program of industrialization. This program was, at first, discussed in the l930’s and
later, in the 1940’s, dealt theoretically by CEPAL. It deals with the bottlenecks created by the
industrialization and argues that the crisis of the 1980 were due to the contradictory nature
of the financial crisis of the public sector. Finally, it proposes some basic ideas for the reform
of the state as a condition to a new strategy of development.

JEL Classification: N40.

Keywords: State reform neoliberalism Keynes ECLAC