Lourdes Sola

Lourdes Sola, professor of political science at the University of São Paulo, is president of the International Political Science Association. She is author or coauthor of many works, including Statecrafting Monetary Authority: Democratization and Financial Order in Brazil (with Laurence Whitehead, 2006).

April 2008, Volume 19, Issue 2

Politics, Markets, and Society in Lula’s Brazil

Brazil under Lula offers a test case of how politicians and societal interests in developing countries react when economic growth and new possibilities change the name of the game from shock and scarcity to boom and prosperity.