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CHAVES, Wanderson da Silva  and  CATTAI, Júlio Barnez Pignata. “Political Transition” and Dictatorship in Brazil: The 1970’s and Their Political and Intellectual Agendas. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.82, pp.199-219.  Epub Dec 09, 2019. ISSN 0102-0188.

This essay is based on recent historiographical discoveries and on the material research of the authors and investigates the establishment of a tendency of the 1970s: that of the imagination of projects of prospecting of democracy from the dictatorship through ‘political transition’ agendas. The focus of the analysis is twofold but related: on the one hand, we deal with the intervention of knowledge and intellectual practices of such projects between themes such as human rights, social issues and the rule of law; on the other hand, we discuss the renewal in the 1970s of the US Cold War strategies, which provide the vectors of scheduling and institutionalization, decisive in the constitution of ‘democratic transition’ models.

Keywords : dictatorship; intellectuals; Cold War; Brazil; social sciences.

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