An alternative interpretation of the II PND
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 17 No. 4 (1997), Oct-Dec / 1997, Pages 556-577
This article aims to present an alternative interpretation of the logic of the II
PND’s conception and implementation. It uses the contribution of Weber and other authors
that developed the concept of patrimonialism to better understand the way Brazilian State
conducted that project. It emphasizes that the plan was not guided exclusively by an economic
logic but also by political reasons.
JEL Classification: N16; O21.
Keywords: II PND economic history of Brazil economic planning economic crisis patrimonialism