Breaking the Ice: Recent Administrative Reforms in Brazil

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Uzun M. M.

Ulisa: Uluslararası Çalışmalar Dergisi, vol.5, no.1, pp.35-51, 2021 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Ulisa: Uluslararası Çalışmalar Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-51


Brazil has been shown as one of the superpowers of this century, beyond being a "coffee and football" country. The role of public administration reforms in the development of Brazil is remarkable. In this perspective, Brazil is a unique country with a federal structure consisting of 26 states and many local units, management, and reform movements. This article will examine the various dimensions of contemporary public administration reforms (marketization, civil society, civil service, performance management, intergovernmental) from Brazil's perspective. This article aims to examine the reform movements in Brazil's new public management (NPM) and governance framework and analyze the fundamental dynamics of Brazilian public administration reform in a theoretical framework.