André Singer is Professor of Political Science at University of São Paulo and former press secretary for President Lula da Silva. He is the author of The Meanings of Lulismo: Gradual Reform and a Conservative Pact (2012) and Lulismo in Crisis (2018).

March 19, 2021


Party Politics and Social Policy

A conversation between Lena Lavinas, André Singer, and Barbara Weinstein on three decades of party politics and social policy in Brazil.

In The Takeover of Social Policy by Financialization, Lena Lavinas names the “Brazilian Paradox”: the model of social inclusion implemented by the Workers’ Party under President Lula and President Rousseff promotes a logic of financial inclusion and market incorporation, and…