Brazil's National Alcohol Program

Brazil's National Alcohol Program

Author: F. Joseph Demetrius

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UCAL:B4422388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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How are political systems likely to shape the choices, uses, and effects of technological progress? This important new book addresses that question in a case study of Brazil's national alcohol program, Proalcool. Proalcool's stated goals are economic growth, and the reduction of personal regional income disparities, through the production of alcohol as a substitute for petroleum fuels used in internal combustion engines. To better understand how Brazil's political system has shaped this technology, the author investigates the program's actual social and economic consequences. He concludes that the program is best understood as an agent and as a product of an authoritarian political regime, and goes further to analyze its potential role in Brazil's nascent democracy.
Brazil's National Alcohol Program
Language: en
Pages: 181
Authors: F. Joseph Demetrius
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

How are political systems likely to shape the choices, uses, and effects of technological progress? This important new book addresses that question in a case study of Brazil's national alcohol program, Proalcool. Proalcool's stated goals are economic growth, and the reduction of personal regional income disparities, through the production of
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Pages: 31
Authors: Brazil. Secretaria de Tecnologia Industrial
Categories: Alcohol as fuel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:

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Pages: 626
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With the advent of political democracy in Brazil and with the development of more efficient ethanol-combustion and production techniques, the possible effects of a democratic political regime on Proalcool's future role in Brazilian society are analyzed.
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Pages: 482
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