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Title Democracy and Brazil : collapse and regression / edited by Bernardo Bianchi, Jorge Chaloub, Patricia Rangel, Frieder Otto Wolf
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in Latin American politics;
Contents De-democratization in contemporary Brazil : from 2015 to 2019 / Bernardo Bianchi, Jorge Chaloub and Patricia Rangel -- Initial observations on the Brazilian disaster / Antonio Negri -- Cycles of democracy and the racial issue in Brazil (1978-2019) / Flavia Rios -- Democratization and de-democratization in left-led Brazil : from 'low-conflict progressivism' to 'hyper-reactionary neoliberalism' / Barry Cannon -- The right and neo-golpismo in Latin America : a comparative reading of Honduras (2009), Paraguay (2012) and Brazil (2016) / Lorena Soler, Florencia Prego -- Corruption and neoliberalism in contemporary Brazil / Pedro Lima, Jorge Chaloub -- Bolsonaro and the current stage of the Brazilian social crisis : historical continuities as a backdrop for the present situation / RĂ´mulo Lima -- The post-depressive constellation : from political effervescence to the rise of right-wing authoritarianism in Brazil / Arthur Bueno -- Paulo Freire's legacy and the ideological battle in Brazi / lBernardo Bianchi -- The urban crisis in Brazil : from the neodevelopmentalist experiment to the rise of Bolsonarismo / Erminia Maricato & Paolo Colosso -- De-democratization in Brazil and the new puzzle of women's political representation / Patricia Rangel, Eneida Dultra, and David McCoy -- Politics of devastation : remarks on de-democratization, indigenous peoples and the environment in contemporary Brazil / Ana Guggenheim Coutinho -- Politics and religion in contemporary Brazil : the neo-conservative turn in evangelical Christianity / Magali do Nascimento Cunha -- What is post-truth? : a tentative answer with Brazil as a case study / Ernesto Perini-Santos -- Psychiatric power : exclusion and segregation in the Brazilian mental health system / Marlon Miguel -- Post-face : a return to the past or a new beginning? : why the Brazilian case merits broader discussion? /Frieder Otto Wolf
Summary "Democracy and Brazil: Collapse and Regression discusses the de-democratization process underway in contemporary Brazil. The relative political stability that characterized domestic 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 Bolsanaro 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 a new right-wing discourse, on the one hand, and to the neoliberal ideology that pervades the minds of large parts of the Brazilian elites, on the other. Eleven experts on Brazil across different fields discuss the ongoing political turmoil in the light of distinct problems: geopolitics, gender, religion, media, indigenous populations, right-wing strategies, new forms of coup, among others. Updated analyses enriched with historical perspective help to illuminate the intricate issues that will determine the country's fate in years to come. Democracy and Brazil: Collapse and Regression will interest students and scholars of Brazilian Politics and History, Latin America, and the broader fields of democracy studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Conservatism -- Brazil
Democracy -- Brazil.
Neoliberalism -- Brazil
Politics and government.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 2003-
Form Electronic book
Author Bianchi, Bernardo, editor.
Chaloub, Jorge, editor.
Rangel, PatrĂ­cia, editor.
Wolf, Frieder Otto, editor.
LC no. 2020014699
ISBN 1000168441