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Almanack

On-line version ISSN 2236-4633

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ROSI, Bruno Gonçalves. The americanism of Aureliano Cândido Tavares Bastos. Almanack [online]. 2018, n.19, pp.244-277. ISSN 2236-4633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2236-463320181906.

Aureliano Cândido Tavares Bastos was one of the main ideologists of the Brazilian Liberal Party in the 1860s and 1870s. Through several books, pamphlets and articles, Tavares Bastos defended that Brazil should follow a greater political and administrative decentralization, granting greater autonomy to the provinces. Another way to summarize Tavares Bastos’s political thinking is to say that he had great admiration for the United States, and understood that Brazil should, within the possibilities, copy more the political model of this country. Thus, this text interprets the political thinking of Tavares Bastos emphasizing as central factor of this the proposal that Brazil should not only more closely copy US federalism, but also get closer to the US in its foreign policy.

Keywords : Tavares Bastos; Americanism; political thought; international relations; liberalism.

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