Collapse and Regression
A quarter of a century of political stability in Brazil came to an end with the 2016 impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and the 2018 election of the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency. Where does Brazil go from here?
Thursday, November 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Pacific Time)
The relative political stability that characterized Brazilian politics in the 2000s ended with the sudden emergence of a series of massive protests in 2013, followed by the controversial impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016 and the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2018. In this new, more conservative period in Brazilian politics, a series of institutional reforms deepened the distance between citizens and representatives. Brazil's current political crisis cannot be understood without reference to the continual growth of right-wing and ultra-right discourse, on the one hand, and to the neoliberal ideology that pervades the minds of large parts of the Brazilian elite, on the other. Join us for a discussion with three of the editors and contributors to this exciting new edited volume on Brazil’s contemporary “de-democratization” process.
Bernardo Bianchi, Centre Marc Bloch, co-editor
Patricia Rangel, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, co-editor
Flávia Rios Universidade Federal Fluminense, contributor
Jorge Chaloub, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, co-editor
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Sponsor(s): Center for Brazilian Studies, Latin American Institute