Political Reform: unfinished business in Brazil after Lula?
La reforma política: ¿Asignatura pendiente de Brasil después de Lula?;
ey words: Brazil – Lula – Workers party – Political reform – Representation. A reforma política: ¿Matéria pendente do Brasil depois de Lula?
A year away from leaving the presidency, this article analyses Lula government in light of the many corruption scandals that erupted afterwards. These events showed that despite the almost unanimous conclusion of its balance sheet, Lula government leaves a big task ahead: the political reform. Priority of the Workers’ Party during the years 1980 and 1990, and subject of many academic studies, this issue has been abandoned in the 2000s, with the accession to power of Lula Da Silva. This paper evaluates the state-of-the-art on this matter and defends the need for further consideration in light of current events, and in a broader theoretical perspective than the institutional engineering one that prevailed earlier.