Planning public policies: Environmental, Regional and International - Marcelo Neri, Leonardo Monasterio e Sergei Soares (Org)

December, 2014


The book presents a vast list of contributions to the public policies agenda that might be implemented on the most diverse areas during the next decade. It brings the evolution of the production, employment and investment structures in Brazil between the second half of the 1990s and the 2000s decade. Discusses possible Brazilian GDP growth trajectories in the period of 2014-2030. Also proposes the creation of the National Productivity Commission (Comissão Nacional de Produtividade), with the purpose of contributing to the development of the social and environmental welfare state, through the promotion of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in governmental and business activities. Furthermore, studies the conventional sources of infrastructure financing projects in Brazil and the international experience of public assets securitization as a tool for capitalizing the infrastructure projects from selected BRICS cases. The book briefly demonstrates the current stage of Brazilian education regarding its main indicators and challenges. It reviews the existing literature on the impacts of Brazilian social security on equity, efficiency (incentives) and macroeconomic stability, proposing reforms that increase the long-term fiscal solvency of Brazilian social security. Discusses possible regulatory actions of medical work and evaluates the remission of tax collection in health. Also traces an overview of the relationship between the minimum wage and the Brazilian labor market in the last decades. It verifies aspects relevant to the management of Brazilian biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides, as well as its relationship with agriculture. Moreover, presents a reflection on the urban mobility situation in Brazil in the recent period, discussing aspects related to the construction of the National Urban Mobility Policy (Política Nacional de Mobilidade Urbana - PNMU) and the current distribution of modes of transportation in Brazilian cities. It analyzes the importance of different patterns of presidential governance in the trajectory of Brazilian development through an analysis of unilateral presidential acts. The book discusses the complementary role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the public policy management cycle. It identifies new strategies to intensify the formation of partnerships for development by strengthening the institutionalization, in Brazil, of the International Cooperation and Development in a context of the post 2015 Agenda. It addresses Brazilian cooperation for international development, seeking to present elements for reflection and exploration of a public policy in formation and evaluates the Brazilian commercial policy, in its tariff, non-tariff and trade negotiations dimensions. Finally, brings a recent state initiative, in the legislative field, that meets the aspirations of the agriculture business (agrobusiness) for expanding the stock of land for private appropriation, within the framework of a land market whose operation has historically generated a highly concentrated pattern of property ownership.

Number of pages: 516

Volume 2. (Chapter 1. The post 2015 development agenda: the environmental issue in the context of sustainable development / José Feres, Eustáquio Reis - chapter 2. Biodiversity and ecosystemic services: a positive agenda for sustainable development / Júlio César Rome - chapter 3. Productive diversification as a way of making possible the sustainable development of family agriculture in Brazil / Regina Helena Rosa Sambuichi ... [et al.] - chapter 4. Challenges of the forest restoration chain for the implementation of the Law Brazil and the United States of America, in order to improve the quality of the Brazilian environmental policy, and to improve the quality of life in Brazil. The role of the IPEA in the construction of an urban environment: the role of the IPEA in urban construction The one of the mobility pact /. 8. Beyond My House My Life: a housing policy of social interest? / Cleandro Krause, Renato Balbim, Vicente Correia Lima Neto - cap. 9. Ten years of justice reforms: results and challenges / Alexandre Samy de Castro, Alexandre dos Santos Cunha - cap. 10. State Capacities and Public Policies: past, present, and future of governmental action for development / Alexandre de Ávila Gomide, Fabio de Sá e Silva, Roberto Rocha C. Pires - chapter. 11. Legislative production in post-1988: recent trends and challenges / Acir Almeida - chapter 12. Social participation: institutionalization and integration into the public policy cycle / Joana Luiza Oliveira Alencar - chapter 13. Patterns of presidential governance and Brazilian development / Antonio Lassance - chapter 14. Unequal public spending and regional federative arrangement in Brazil / Constantino Cronemberger Mendes, Paulo de Tarso Linhares, Roberto Pires Messenberg - chapter 15. The interaction between civil society organizations and the federal government: collaboration in public policies and possible regulatory improvements / Felix Lopez ... [et al.] - ch. 16. Evaluating the governance model of regulatory agencies / Lucia Helena Salgado, Eduardo Pedral Sampaio Fiuza - chapter 17. A brief note on long-term private financing and investments / Gabriel Godofredo Fiuza de Bragança - chapter 18. The challenge of public security in Brazil / Daniel Ricardo de Castro Cerqueira, Almir de Oliveira Junior, Helder Rogério Sant'ana Ferreira - chapter 19. Brazil and the global value chains / Renato Baumann, André Pineli - chapter 20. The functions of the armed forces and the directions of military power in Brazil / Rodrigo Fracalossi de Moraes, Edison Benedito da Silva Filho - chapter 21. Brazil and global partnership in the context of a post-2015 development agenda: trends and uncertainties / Guilherme de Oliveira Schmitz - chapter 22. The Brazilian cooperation for international development: elements for reflection and prospection of a public policy in formation / João Brígido Bezerra Lima, Rodrigo Pires de Campos, José Romero Pereira Júnior - chapter 23. The commercial policy of Brazil: current situation and proposed changes / Ivan Tiago Machado Oliveira, Marcelo José Braga Nonnenberg, Flávio Lyrio Carneiro.