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The Resource Business interest groups in nineteenth-century Brazil, Eugene Ridings

Business interest groups in nineteenth-century Brazil, Eugene Ridings

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Business interest groups in nineteenth-century Brazil
Title
Business interest groups in nineteenth-century Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Ridings
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The political will of the business elite of nineteenth-century Brazil was expressed most clearly and forcefully through its organized interest groups (also known as pressure groups). Traditional advisory and regulatory prerogatives, lack of competing interest groups, and unexcelled access to government gave Brazilian business interest groups in the nineteenth century power unequaled by such organizations today. They affected development mainly by influencing the scope and direction of government support. This book examines their role in development and, through them, the business elite that they represented. Business interest groups assumed much responsibility for the welfare of Brazilian agriculture. They tried to upgrade the quality of agricultural exports and helped market them, fought export taxation, and attempted to arrange cheap, ready rural credit. Several groups also tried to ensure agriculture's labor supply by defending slavery. Through their prerogative of advising on tariffs and through participation in the debate over economic liberalism, business interest groups strongly affected the pace of industrialization. By introducing new systems of communications, they helped determine Brazil's communications infrastructure. They also aided the young Brazilian state in economic and urban integration. Lastly, the most important of the business interest groups, the commercial associations, also may be seen as institutions through which ties of dependency to better developed nations overseas were maintained
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DLC
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Ridings, Eugene
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JL2481
LC item number
.R55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge Latin American studies
Series volume
78
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  • Pressure groups
  • Commercial associations
Label
Business interest groups in nineteenth-century Brazil, Eugene Ridings
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28800358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780521454858
Lccn
93032152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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Label
Business interest groups in nineteenth-century Brazil, Eugene Ridings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28800358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780521454858
Lccn
93032152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map

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