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Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira


The two major political institutions acting in modern democracies–civil society and the state–assume new ways of relating among themselves, thereby producing new democratic governance. Discusses two aspects of this global change: the republican democracy that is emerging in the twenty-first century and public management reform. The objective of this reform is to increase state capacity, to create a ‘strong state’: able to produce representative and accountable democratic governments; able to protect civil rights and assure markets, and so liberal; able to promote social justice, and so social; ... More

Keywords: civil society, governance, nation-state, public management reform, republican democracy, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261185
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199261180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, author
Professor of Political Economy at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation