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State and electric sector in Brazil: of the code of water to years crisis 80 - 1934-1984; Estado e setor eletrico no Brasil: do codigo de aguas a crise dos anos 80 - 1934-1984

Abstract

This study aims at the analysis of the institutional development of brazilian power sector since the 1934 - Code of Water up to the crisis in the 80's. The work focuses on the evolution of State and power sector relation. During the period, early foreign capital prominence in the sector gave place to the public companies dominance. The work is divided in three chapters. Chapter one accounts for the 1930-45 period by identifying the conditions for power sector institutional reordination which came through the Code of Water, the main legal instrument in the sector's history. Both the controversy about its implementation and the energy shortages which in the late 30's drove the federal government away from the principles stated at the Code are analysed. Chapter two focuses on the ripening of the conception of federal economic planning in the post war period when the heavy pattern of industrialization required and justified power sector nationalization in a process developed along the 50's. Besides, the main features of this state action are identified such as the absence of a holding enterprise and the correlated autonomy of the diverse public companies. Chapter three covers the 1960-70 period in which state expansion in the  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1989
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
ETDE-BR-0174
Reference Number:
EDB-01:029527
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Tese (Ph.D.); 74 refs., 58 tabs.; PBD: 1989
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; SECTORAL ANALYSIS; ELECTRIC POWER; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; PUBLIC POLICY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; REGULATIONS; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; BRAZIL; LEGAL ASPECTS; PUBLIC ENTERPRISES; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; NATIONALIZATION; PLANNING; MODIFICATIONS
OSTI ID:
20113074
Research Organizations:
Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Economia e Administracao
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Language:
Portuguese
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: BR00B0234
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Available to ETDE participating countries only(see www.etde.org); commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20113074
Submitting Site:
BR
Size:
201 pages
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Citation Formats

Lima, Jose Luiz. State and electric sector in Brazil: of the code of water to years crisis 80 - 1934-1984; Estado e setor eletrico no Brasil: do codigo de aguas a crise dos anos 80 - 1934-1984. Brazil: N. p., 1989. Web.
Lima, Jose Luiz. State and electric sector in Brazil: of the code of water to years crisis 80 - 1934-1984; Estado e setor eletrico no Brasil: do codigo de aguas a crise dos anos 80 - 1934-1984. Brazil.
Lima, Jose Luiz. 1989. "State and electric sector in Brazil: of the code of water to years crisis 80 - 1934-1984; Estado e setor eletrico no Brasil: do codigo de aguas a crise dos anos 80 - 1934-1984." Brazil.
@misc{etde_20113074,
title = {State and electric sector in Brazil: of the code of water to years crisis 80 - 1934-1984; Estado e setor eletrico no Brasil: do codigo de aguas a crise dos anos 80 - 1934-1984}
author = {Lima, Jose Luiz}
abstractNote = {This study aims at the analysis of the institutional development of brazilian power sector since the 1934 - Code of Water up to the crisis in the 80's. The work focuses on the evolution of State and power sector relation. During the period, early foreign capital prominence in the sector gave place to the public companies dominance. The work is divided in three chapters. Chapter one accounts for the 1930-45 period by identifying the conditions for power sector institutional reordination which came through the Code of Water, the main legal instrument in the sector's history. Both the controversy about its implementation and the energy shortages which in the late 30's drove the federal government away from the principles stated at the Code are analysed. Chapter two focuses on the ripening of the conception of federal economic planning in the post war period when the heavy pattern of industrialization required and justified power sector nationalization in a process developed along the 50's. Besides, the main features of this state action are identified such as the absence of a holding enterprise and the correlated autonomy of the diverse public companies. Chapter three covers the 1960-70 period in which state expansion in the power sector was remarkable. Since the federal holding - ELETROBRAS - constitution in 62, central planning and controlling of its companies began to cover all the national territory. Changes in the financing pattern and the late 70's crisis exerted strong impacts upon power sector path and generated deep conflicts between the sector itself and the central government and inside the proper sector. The general conclusion stresses at the Code of Water as a powerful instrument for state intervention and at the nature of state presence in a sector which lacks a general holding and suffers from its planning structure fragility. Thus, the financial and institutional impasses in the 80's. (author)}
place = {Brazil}
year = {1989}
month = {Jul}
}