Politics and economy of federalism during the Geisel Government

Vol. 23 No. 2 (2003)

Apr-Jun / 2003
Published April 1, 2003
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How to Cite

Saddi, Fabiana da Cunha. 2003. “Politics and Economy of Federalism During the Geisel Government”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 23 (2):214-32. https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572003-0692.

Politics and economy of federalism during the Geisel Government

Fabiana da Cunha Saddi
Doutoranda em sociologia, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade de São Paulo - FFLCH/USP, São Paulo/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 23 No. 2 (2003), Apr-Jun / 2003, Pages 214-232


The aim of this work is to study the political dynamic of the reconstruction of federalism in Brazil during the Geisel Government, in the very beginning of the Brazilian transition to democracy. This analysis will begin in November 1974, when the results of the election moved the federal government to start using the economic and political relations of federalism to conduct and control two complementary projects: the controlled political liberalization and the Second Brazilian Plan for Development.

JEL Classification: H; H7; H77.

Keywords: Federalism decentralization political transition fiscal policy II BPD