Collor de Mello: a Brazilian Neopopulist leader?

by Bertozzi, Carlos Alberto

Abstract (Summary)
The focus of this study is former Brazilian President Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello (1990-1992), his behavioral patterns and leadership style. This study will be conducted through the analysis of books and journal articles regarding leadership theories and approaches as well as populism and neopopulism. To assess Collor's behavior, literature will also be used, but primary sources will be crucial, and his discourse will be analyzed, based on his speeches. Concluding this study, the reader will have a complete analysis of Collor's leadership skills and his neopopulist characteristics. The analysis of leadership, power, coercion and leadership theories led to the conclusion that Collor was a leader, but maybe not an effective leader, if his term is considered as a whole. Collor was a portrait of a neopopulist President, as he had almost all the characteristics and behaviors other Latin American populist Presidents had.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:collor de mello leadership populism neopopulism brazil


Date of Publication:01/01/2001

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