Educação & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0101-7330
FIORI, José Luís. COSMOPOLITISM ON ITS KNEES. Educ. Soc. [online]. 2001, vol.22, n.77, pp. 11-27. ISSN 0101-7330. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-73302001000400002.
This paper studies the different set of references that helped understand the diagnostics on what determined the Brazilian crisis in the 80s and the failure of the developmentist strategy. Such strategy was in force until the Brazilian State, which had already relinquished many of the roles assumed in the past decades, also abandoned its function as a leader of the Brazilian development. As for the 90s, based on a previous diagnostic strongly influenced by considerations marked by ideologies and backed by a power alliance between the economical and political elite - who have often acted as advocates and spokespeople of strong international interests -, the Brazilan State took to its ultimate consequences a project of international insertion and radical transnationalization of the control over Brazilian decision centers and economical structures.
Palavras-chave : Nation-state; Globalization; Center/suburbs; Washington Consensus; Neoliberalism; cosmopolitism.