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About Alfredo Saad-Filho

Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London

Alfredo Saad-Filho es Profesor de Economía Política en el Departamento de Estudios de Desarrollo, en SOAS, Universidad de Londres

Articles by Alfredo Saad-Filho

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Brazilian paradox

The putschist Brazilian administration is not addressing the previous policy shortcomings constructively. Here’s the Foreword of Lena Lavinas' new book: The Takeover of Social Policy by Financialization – the Brazilian Paradox. Español Português

O paradoxo brasileiro

A atual administração brasileira não aborda as deficiências políticas anteriores de forma construtiva. Aqui está o Preâmbulo do novo livro de Lena Lavinas: A financeirização da política social: o caso brasileiro. Español English

La paradoja brasileña

La administración brasileña actual no está abordando de manera constructiva las deficiencias de la política heredada del periodo anterior. Publicamos el prólogo del nuevo libro de Lena Lavinas: La captura de la política social por la financiarización. La paradoja brasileña. English Português

"Fora Temer – eleições diretas já!" Brazil's political rupture and the left's opportunity

"Out with Temer – direct elections now!". Amid meltdown in Brazil, the left calls for democracy, while the right must find ways to deny the people a voice.

The end of the road? The global crisis and the disintegration of neoliberalism

There is a race between the restoration of social and political collectivity and barbarism.

Overthrowing Dilma Rousseff

The judicial coup against President Dilma Rousseff is the culmination of the deepest political crisis in Brazil for 50 years. Español

Derrocar a Dilma Roussef

El golpe judicial contra la Presidenta Dilma Roussef representa la culminación de la crisis política más profunda en Brasil en los últimos 50 años. English

The debacle of the Workers’ Party in Brazil

The shrivelling of Dilma’s administration signals the exhaustion of the political project of the Workers’ Party. A historical cycle of the Brazilian left is now coming to the end. From openDemocracy.

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