THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN LAND AND CAPITAL DURING THE BRAZILIAN DICTATORSHIP

  • Gustavo Francisco Teixeira Prieto Universidade de São Paulo

Abstract

This article aims to understand the economic, political and territorial foundation of the alliance between land and capital in Brazil from the imposition of the civil-military dictatorship (1964-1985), to reveal our understanding from three interrelated processes: the ideological arrangement that brought about the military coup, the production of the Land Act - promulgated on November 30, 1964 as a rural development project and not agrarian reform - and the land grabbing institutionalized by the authoritarian State over its 21 years. This alliance established a territorial pact that modernized the national State and placed the elites in power, namely the urban-industrial bourgeoisie and the large landowners. The text seeks to return to history to verify the mechanisms that established the alliance between land and capital from the analysis of legislation and the legal framework, official speeches and a literature review of / about the authoritarian State in order to understand the historical background of the Brazilian agrarian issue.

Author Biography

Gustavo Francisco Teixeira Prieto, Universidade de São Paulo
Doutor em Geografia Humana pela Universidade de São Paulo  (USP) com estágio de pesquisa de doutorado-sanduíche na École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
Published
26/11/2016
How to Cite
PRIETO, Gustavo Francisco Teixeira. THE ALLIANCE BETWEEN LAND AND CAPITAL DURING THE BRAZILIAN DICTATORSHIP. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 16, nov. 2016. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/1601>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2017.e16003.
Section
ARTICLES

Keywords

Ditadura civil-militar; Estatuto da Terra; grilagem de terra; Dictature brésilienne (1964-1985); Question agraire; Accaparement des terres; Brazilian dictatorship (1964-1985), Agrarian question; Public land fraud