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Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development
Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development. Lessons from Latin America

The Future of Latin America in the Global Economy. An Interview with Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Fernando Henrique Cardoso


Fernando Henrique Cardoso is a former two-term President and Minister of Finance of Brazil. A distinguished scholar, Dr Cardoso has written over 40 books, with his 1969 contribution to ‘dependency theory’ among his most well-known. In this interview with the issue’s guest editors, President Cardoso discusses the evolution of development theories in Latin America, offers his views on recent growth and challenges in the region, and provides insights regarding the future of Latin America’s engagement in the global economy.

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Editor's notes

Paperback reference: Cardoso, F. H. (2017, forthcoming) ‘The Future of Latin America in the Global Economy. An Interview with Fernando Henrique Cardoso’ in Alternative Pathways to Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America, International Development Policy series No.9 (Geneva, Boston: Graduate Institute Publications, Brill-Nijhoff).


Electronic reference

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, « The Future of Latin America in the Global Economy. An Interview with Fernando Henrique Cardoso », International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement [Online], 9.0 | 2017, Online since 28 May 2017, connection on 20 September 2017. URL : ; DOI : 10.4000/poldev.2348

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About the author

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

is a former two-term President of Brazil. He also served as Senator, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is currently the President of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation. Dr. Cardoso is one of twelve members of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights created in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, a former chair and current member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and a founding member and Chair Emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue. An accomplished scholar, Dr. Cardoso has written over 40 books and is Professor Emeritus at the University of São Paulo.

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