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Bolívar Lamounier

Professor Bolívar Lamounier taught at both the University of Sao Paulo and the Catholic University of Sao Paulo during the 70s and 80s. He was a member of the constitutional drafting commission, known as Comissão Afonso Arinos, appointed in 1985 by President José Sarney. He was a member of the Social and Political Advisory Council (COPS) of the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) from 1989 to 2001, and chaired the Board of Directors of the Center for Public Opinion Research of the University of Campinas, São Paulo from 1993 to 2000. He was also a member of the consultative board of the Interamerican Dialogue, a Washington DC-based organization devoted to the study of US-Latin America relations. He was elected to the São Paulo Academy of Letters in 1997 and to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in 2013. At pjavascript:;resent, Professor Lamounier is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Club of Madrid, an organization created in 2001 by former presidents and prime ministers aiming to support democracy-building efforts on an international scale. Dr. Lamounier is currently senior-partner of Augurium, a Sao Paulo-based consulting firm. He has published extensively on Brazilian and comparative politics. His works in Portuguese include: Liberals and Antiliberals – the Ideological Struggle of our Time. Liberais e antiliberais – a luta ideológica de nosso tempo. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2016. Rule of Law – The View of Lawyers’ about the Brazilian System of Justice. Império da Lei – a visão dos advogados sobre a Justiça brasileira. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, E-book, 2016. Tribunes, prophets and high-priests: intellectuals and ideologies in the 21th century. Tribunos, profetas e sacerdotes: intelectuais e ideologias no século 20. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2014. The Brazilian new middle-class – values, ambitions and projects of society. Co-authored with Amaury de Sousa. A classe média brasileira – valores, ambições e projetos de Sociedade. Rio de Janeiro: Campus-Elsevier Editora, 2010. From Independence to Lula: Two Centuries of Brazilian Politics. (Da Independência a Lula – dois séculos de política brasileira. São Paulo: Augurium Publishers, 2005. Political Parties and Elections in Brazil. Co-authored with Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Os Partidos e as Eleições no Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Paz e Terra, 1975. Works in English include: “Changing Attitudes Toward Democracy and Institutional Reform in Brazil” , co-authored with Amaury de Souza, in Larry Diamond, editor, Political Culture and Democracy in Developing Countries (Lynne Rienner, 1993). “Democracy and Economic Reform in Brazil” (co-authored with Edmar Bacha), in Joan Nelson, editor, Precarious Balance: Democracy and Economic Reform in Latin America and East Europe (Washington DC: Overseas Development Council, 1994). “Brazil: the Hyper-Active Paralysis Syndrome”, in Jorge I. Domínguez and Abraham F. Lowenthal, editors, Constructing Democratic Governance – Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s (Johns Hopkins, 1996). "Brazil : Inequality against Democracy", in Larry Diamond, Jonathan Hartlyn, Seymour Martin Lipset and Juan Linz, editors, Democracy in Developing Countries – Latin America (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1996 and 1999).










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