474.5 The faces of Joaquim Murtinho: Minister, senator and coronel of mato grosso – Brazil

Friday, August 3, 2012: 11:45 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Larissa ARRUDA , PPGPOL, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil
Joaquim Murtinho is a controversial figure because they played a traditional role of local political boss in Mato Grosso - Brazil, but at the same time was an important intellectual and political to Brazil. Doctor, engineer, was also representative, senator, minister of Finance and Transportation. Influential political force capable of articulating a network of powerful allies. Her performance as finance minister marked the history of the country with economic policies that have developed guidelines in the defense of liberalism. At the same time never ceased to influence political decisions of his home state. The elites lived in intense disputes that generated three revolutions, in which even being out of Mato Grosso Joaquim worked constantly in decissões policies.
His major biographies were Virgil Corrêa Filho and Fernando A. Faria. The first is a fellow of Joaquim of the exalted a totally partial, the second in order to demystify the idea of being a great statesman Joaquim stands opposite him in a matter of forrma also very partial and Manichean. This character is very important and requires an objective analysis, this research proposal. This work intends to analyze the importance of the biography of Joaquim, this should be considered for both the political importance of this for the country as to the state of Mato Grosso.
This biography reveals his intimate relationship with the policy, its position in the political field, the weight of their support and positioning contrary, as his performance as a minister of great impact for the government of Campos Salles.