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Political Science and Public Administration
Globalization is affecting our lives in ways that we never expected before. Greater interdependence, some scholars argue, weakens the ability of nation-states to retain their authority over individuals and corporations. However, nation-states are highly adaptable and they have the power to maintain their primacy . Governments have the ability to choose which model of development their economies should pursue. Thus, based on the choice of economic model, nation-states shape their economies and the way business operates within it. In other words, governments will essentially steer their economies in a certain direction, even though they cannot determine the exact path that the nation's economy will follow. In this thesis, I study how the Brazilian government is coping with the emerging challenges imposed by globalization through a neoliberal reform program while maintaining the state's authority.
Loureiro, Lucas Gimenes, "Changing Nature: Globalization and Economic Reforms in Brazil" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 104.