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Title: The third wind of the industrial revolution and the role played by the state : the case of Brazil
Author: Lins Rolim, Z. E.
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1989
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This thesis examines the process of industrialisation in Brazil and the role played by the state. The concept of Third Wind of the Industrial Revolution is used to explain the structure of the Brazilian economy and at the same time to distinguish Brazil's industrial process from the cases that are asociated with the second wind of the Industrial Revolution (Germany, Italy, Russia, Japan, etc.). It is shown that Brazil missed the opportunity of establishing its heavy industry during the second wind because the State did not take the lead in the process when conditions seemed to be favourable. The state failed to support the establishment of the steel industry and development banks at the turn of the century. After the 1929 crisis, the State changed its attitude in relation to Brazil's development pattern and started to intervene in the economy supporting industry. The State established a development bank and a steel industry, and subsequently created the necessary conditions for the establishment of a complete industrial revolution.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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