Thoughts on the Brazilian Liberal Project’s Failure at the Imperial Era


  • Marcus Santiago Centro Universitário do Distrito Federal - UDF / Brasil


Palabras clave:

Political liberalism. Authoritarianism. Brazilian State formation


The word liberal was a constant presence in the speeches of the main leaders of the Brazilian State process of independence and formation. However, it’s important to understand the different concepts of liberalism that were used by the political speech, frequently not linked to the reality. In fact, the new country stands firm to the Portuguese heritage, seeing in the authoritarian centralism of the monarchy the key to the State organization. Order, stability and unity are common values that guide political leaders of different orientations, placing themselves above any transformer project, especially those who could touch the social and economic structures centered on slavery.

Fecha de envío / Submission date: 16/04/2019

Fecha de aceptación / Acceptance date: 22/07/2019

Biografía del autor/a

Marcus Santiago, Centro Universitário do Distrito Federal - UDF / Brasil

Doutor em Direito do Estado. Professor do Curso de Mestrado em Direito das Relações Sociais e Trabalhistas do
Centro Universitário do Distrito Federal – UDF. Advogado especialista em Direito e Regulação Educacional. E-mail: Currículo Lattes:






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